(fer) studio’s proposed masterplan for the City of Inglewood is not to just revitalize the underutilized Market Street, but also to provide a regional identity, cultural and commercial mixed-uses and transportation links including access to the coming Expo Light Rail. The plan aims to provide the right combination of environmental and innovative design while enhancing the already existing pedestrian-friendly street, lined with plantings and historic buildings.
“Nobody knows about Market Street, but it already has the infrastructure to be something special,” said Doug Pierson principal of (fer) studio.
This past weekend (fer) studio shared their latest and further developed design iterations for the Market Street corridor. The masterplan stays true to their eco-conscious design and initial thoughts of providing an identity for the Inglewood community. Geothermal energy, photovoltaic, bio fuel, and wind systems, a self-contained water reservoir, planted towers, canopies, and walls are all integrated into the design.
The masterplan has required constant attention and fortunately for City of Inglewood local (fer) studio, led by Doug Pierson and Chris Mercier, has been willing to meet with community groups, encourage the city to take action, and lately they have submitted the plans to Cascadia’s Living City Competition.
Located in the Inglewood community (fer) studio has a vested interest in the revitalization of Market Street. The environmentally and innovative plan they have dreamed up infuses a sense of vitality and suggests it could be a catalyst for future environmentally aligned development of the city at large.
Source: A|N Blog