Urban Living Center
Conceived as an lower income urban based community structure that simultaneously supports and houses families and businesses, the space is the city block core, also known as the “urban leftover,” found between the four story stacked cargo container residential units. This structure functions 24 hours per day. Serving as a communal center that simultaneously generates a continuous income stream from its periphery residential and internal retail/commercial rental space allowing rent costs to remain affordable. The internal space can be used for schools, religious centers, commerce, etc. The project creatively addresses the economics of a low income communities economic survival in areas that have been left out of a communities revitalization budgets.
This concept can also work well in rehabbing of existing industrial structures, that have been left abandoned in many cities, that have experienced economic collapse. This is a relatively inexpensive way to bring back communities in need, while providing a safe environment for its tenants.