MASTER’S PROJECT - 2ND SEMESTER
ACTIVE TRANS’S HEADQUARTERS Chicago - IL
Project of a mixed use facility to host Active Transportation Alliance’s Headquarters, to promote visibility to Active Trans identity and activities creating a place for the community with the goal of engaging population in a new lifestyle through calling attention to education, inclusion, accessibility, sustainability, respect, life quality.
The building must be simple, functional, comfortable and a pleasant place to accommodate Active Trans’s office, foreseeing it’s rational growth as well as to improve conditions for bicycle, walking and transit commuters, so the facility must be convenient and safe. A balance between permeability and safety will be developed in order to create an inviting focal point that reveals the building’s activities, and at the same time is reliable and efficient.
Since Active Trans is a dynamic and environmental engaged organization, it’s headquarters should evoke this idea. The building’s program embraces, Active Tran’s office, a café, a bicycle store, a bike center (equipped with bicycle storage, rest rooms and lockers, a repairshop and bike rental), and a community center.