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.
Location: Portland, Oregon
Status: Unbuilt (Academic)
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.