MARKET ZERO

PROJECT TYPE: MERCANTILE

LOCATION: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF MARKET ENTRANCE AND GREENHOUSE 

Zero is a community driven sustainability hub. It provides a sustainable source of foods and products to people in urban environments which is often lacking. By bringing in local farmers and vendors, its boosts local green economy. It has an innovative atmosphere it its sustainable sourcing of materials and regenerative design. 

The vendor layout in zero was based on research by Notre Dame College, which collected data on a multitude of supermarkets. The results showed that produce and flowers were kept towards the front in order to convey a fresh feel. Packaged goods and miscellaneous items were kept in the middle rows and anything refrigerated, such as meat and dairy, are kept towards the back.

SECOND FLOOR VIEW

MAIN ENTRANCE TO MARKET

The site is known as 32nd street armory and the Drexel Armory. It is a historic National Guard armory and is currently being used as a multipurpose venue through Drexel. The armory was acquired by Drexel in 2008. It houses administrative offices, a gymnasium, and drill hall. It was built in 1916 in the Classical Revival style with brick, a stone entablature, and parapet. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The armory is three stories and has a footprint of 38,746 sq ft. This site is in Philadelphia, in University City neighborhood, on Drexel’s campus. The building is located on 32nd street and Lancaster Avenue. It’s main entrances are located on 33rd and Cuthbert Street. Lancaster walk passes by the Southside of the building.

VENDOR CIRCLE

OFFICE LOUNGE AREA​​

RESTAURANT 

GREENHOUSE

FURNITURE + MATERIAL SELECTION