Vincent Chuang and Zihao Wei's Filling Pieces - Hall's Lane Creative Studios is a finalist for the A+ Award for Student Work category at the 2022 AZURE Awards. The students created this for their Design Studio class with Rick Haldenby. They propose repaving an alleyway in the growing metropolis of Kitchener, Ontario, and transforming it into a cultural corridor.
Some of their amenities — like the brewery, artists’ residence and maker space — would reside in a repurposed brick structure. Others — like the pottery, sculpture, glass-blowing and performance studios — would inhabit infill buildings in former parking lots. The kitchen, meanwhile, would come with a public greenhouse. Before drawing up their plans, the two interviewed local residents to ensure that the program reflects their needs.
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