Harvest Gate was proposed as an adaptive re-use of an existing parking lot in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The existing space sits in the center of down and creates a huge gap in forming a cohesive, walkable, entertaining downtown. The research for this project came from the observations of Jane Jacobs, the many books and talks by Ed Glaeser, and several other urban studies done on successful cities, as well as our own time spent downtown observing.
Our aim was to help introduce a space for the many thriving cultures scattered throughout the city and to showcase them in a safe and enticing setting. This project included spaces for pop up basketball tournaments, art exhibits, markets, book readings, on so on.
The goals was bring people into downtown to experience something they can’t get anywhere else and create a thriving center that would attract talented people looking to make Hartford home.
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