Ponce City Market Beltline Pavilion and Parking Facility
Filling a challenging site adjacent to historic Ponce City Market in Atlanta, this structure provides parking facilities, street level retail, and a multi-use event space fronting the Atlanta Beltline. The cast in place concrete structure houses 430 parking spaces over 8 stories and serves as a hub to distribute pedestrians and vehicles across multiple levels while providing access points to adjacent buildings and amenities.
As the base for a future 14-story residential tower, the façade needed to be neutral in order to provide long term design flexibility but dynamic enough to stand alone in its present phase. A multi-layered fabric system was chosen to screen views of the concrete structure and parked cars while also providing light and ventilation to deck’s interior. The translucent nature of the façade provides for a dynamic transformation from solid mass during the day to a glowing lantern at night while also providing adequate ventilation. A cascading stair with integral bike rail is paired with a public elevator to provide fully accessible connections to the adjacent Atlanta Beltline trail. Pedestrian and vehicular bridges connect the new structure to the adjacent historic building. The spiraling concrete stair at the structure’s south-west corner provides a sculptural focal point and connects the deck to street level retail on North Avenue.