The proposal for the mixed-use Mckinney Plaza seeks to re-organize an existing grocery store into a vibrant multi-tenant facility. The building’s organizational structure will consist of pulling away the existing skin and intervening with additive lightweight elements. A performative skin of solid and diaphanous scrim panels will reference the existing metal structure. These panels will float over the existing frame to create and additive approach that identifies new spaces by shifting and blurring programmatic boundaries. New volumes will create interior special conditions which seek to unify the users perceptual, tactile and acoustic experience with relation to the height, coverage and scale. During different times of the day the light will penetrate spaces and create a sense of movement. At night the spaces will be unveiled to expose the lightweight steel framing and provide identity markers for tenants and users. The exterior experience reveals how the additive volumes will identify program with an overlapping material language which highlights the lightweight connections of the large scale masses. The new design offers new areas that cater to multiple users while offering common areas designed to connect indoor and outdoor public spaces for sitting and collaborating.
Mixed - Use | Commercial