The existing railroad viaduct along Bloomingdale Avenue in Chicago is to be converted into an elevated bicycle/jogging path. A small retail structure was to be designed that compliments the new function of the viaduct, as well as to provide a transition between the viaduct and street levels.
A bicycle shop occupies the ground floor, with a small cafe overlooking from above. Open stairs and an elevator join the two levels, and a pedestrian bridge spans Bloomingdale Avenue to connect the upper level of the structure with the viaduct. A sweeping roof visually unifies all elements of the project.
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|Lower Level Plan|
|Upper Level Plan|
|Third Year Design Studio
|University of Illinois at Chicago||College of Architecture and the Arts|
|Studio Critic||Kenneth Schroeder|