In collaboration with:
CENTRAL MARKET THINK TANK
Over the course of four sessions held this spring, including discussions and a walking tour, the Think Tank set out to create a prototype design based on their intimate knowledge of the area’s physical, social and cultural landscape. The prototype will be placed in the middle of the thriving Central Market community, a resilient and diverse ecosystem.
The prototype is inspired by the Swallowtail butterfly and is an allegory for how we must honor and respect the history, people and organizations of Central Market. The prototype incorporates storytelling and wayfinding, while providing a serene, inward-focused experience amidst the hustle and bustle of Market Street.
The Central Market Think Tank Prototype design is being facilitated by Atelier Cho Thompson a San Francisco-based, multidisciplinary design and concept firm, engaged in the art of architecture, interiors, graphics, brand strategy, furniture, installations, and exhibitions. Their expertise and passions transcend the conventional boundaries between these disciplines, resulting in a richness borne of the cross-pollination of ideas and strategies from across this spectrum of design.