Food Distribution Center

Spring 2012 | Harlem, New York
Barnard College of Columbia University
Critic: Nicole Robertson

This project seeks to design a new typology for food distribution in East Harlem. In 2010, NYC legalized beekeeping and creating new opportunities for urban apiaries. The proposal seeks to cultivate a circular economy through a market by leveraging disused space beneath an elevated train track. The market would host an apiary and sell kits for consumers to grow crops at their respective dwellings. This proposal fosters community, economy, and environmental sustainability.