Following the completion of the 4th Street Pedestrian Bridge I wanted to explore what could be built around it. This is a highly detailed model for a sort of deli/fast casual/cafe restaurant that could be at the base of the pedestrian bridge. The building is composed of shipping containers to reflect the industrial vibes of the trains passing by next door and also to draw potential customers to the building which is located at the end of a dead end street. The seating is primarily located on the second floor to capitalize on the views of the passing trains and local rock formations. A large outdoor seating area adjacent to the sidewalk invites people to gather and creates a sort of front porch for the neighborhood that is on the other side of the tracks. I attempted to use foliage on the façade of the building to contrast the harsh form of the shipping containers. The vertical metal bars are intended to support the foliage and also divide up the strong horizontal lines. Large windows bring in light to the interior.
Huge thanks to everyone whose model I included, especially poesyboy for the containers, Brendan Ravenhill for the barstools, and others for the furniture, foliage, kitchen supplies, windows, street lights, and toilet. There are so many models included there is no way I can name them all.
Feel free to comment or give suggestions!
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