Portland Center for Bicycles

 

 

Wood is used as the main structural system for this two-story addition to a warehouse building that becomes a hub for the manufacturing of commuter bicycles and accessories. The building’s ample manufacturing space allows mid-size businesses to make affordable, quality road bicycle framesets, forks, stems, and handlebars. 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline: 2015

Location: Portland, Oregon

Status: Unbuilt (Academic)

 
 
 
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Relationship between old (below) and new (above) structure

 
 

John is a Portlander that wants to ride to work, but he doesn’t have a bicycle. In his search for a quality bicycle, he thought that he would have to spend over $3,000. Then he found the Portland Center for Bicycles, and bought a quality bike for much less.