Eco-loop is a super-structure that blurs the boundaries between building/ landscape, figure/ ground, and production/ consumption to create an ecosystem that is greater than sum of its parts. The ground lifts up to create a continuous occupiable roofscape that runs through the site with green roof structures, edible gardens, a walkway and bike path. The slope provides direct access to each floor from outside. A combination of single student units and senior units are located in each floor. The ground floor is dedicated for a Co-op for local produce and the crops of edible-park above, a restaurant also served by the greenhouses on the south site, and commercial and social areas on the north site. The entire proposal creates a self-sustaining eco-system with positive financial cultural and ecological impacts.
Competition Entry, 2015
Student and Elderly Housing
13,000 square meters
Koray Duman, Matei Denes, Alejandra Navarette, Kelly Liu, Joann Feng, Nick Oelrich