INDUSTRY CITY COURTYARD 5-6
Industry City is an aggregation of over 400 companies focused on craft and innovation. Terrain's courtyard, one of 4, is dramatically set in the former Bush Terminal Industrial Campus- the nation's first vertical factory. The courtyards, formerly railroad loading docks which delivered goods to the stacked warehouses and factories, are now a public gesture towards the community and the tenants of over 6 million square feet of work space.
Courtyard 5-6 is the third and most diverse conversion. Situated between sublimely scaled 600 foot long buildings, the design offers visitors and tenants a mix of: forested respite from the industrial site, games and flexible areas, an active turf area for recreation, spectating bleachers for films and events, and a shaded grove of trees equipped with loose tables, wi-fi and flanked by beer gardens.
Lush forest walkways planted with natives offer a connection to nature in a context devoid of greenery and offer a year round spectacle to workers in the windows above. In addition to a storm-water management strategy that infiltrates water on site and reduces the risk of CSOs, environmentally conscious and recycled materials add a dimension of sustainability to the project.