BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HISTORIC PLACE...
Nestled among several civic buildings, this parking facility replaced a congested surface lot and fills what was a significant void in an otherwise dense streetscape. Conceived as a contrast to its monolithic neighbors, it expresses its structure and utilitarian nature with a palette of raw materials such as cast-in-place concrete and galvanized steel. A precedent of vines growing on a neighboring historic building was inspiration for developing mesh panels that act as a grow structure and provide layered screening of parked vehicles. Long, horizontal planters at street level provide a visual base and human scale to the structure, enhancing the pedestrian experience with color and texture. The entry canopy is an extension of the floor structure; its rain water run-off irrigates the planters. Mesh ribbons bend up at the vehicular entry and out toward the street becoming a blade sign. Consistent with its functional nature, the facility was named after its address.
LOCATION: CLEVELAND, OH
SIZE: 105,395 SF, 319 SPACES
STATUS: COMPLETED 2012
CREDITS: STUDIOCRM, DESIGN ARCHITECT with BIALOSKY + PARTNERS, ARCHITECT OF RECORD