The Strip Appeal Tour I curated has kicked off in style opening at the UB Anderson Gallery on17th November!
UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY
Nov 17 6 PM – Feb 24 2013 5 PM
Dec 6 2012 6 PM – 8 PM
Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall is an ideas design competition and traveling exhibit initiated by the City-Region Studies Centre (CRSC) at the University of Alberta intended to stimulate and showcase creative proposals for the adaptive reuse of suburban strip malls.
At the CRSC, we believe it’s time to rethink our relationship with the strip mall.
This touring exhibit offers creative reimaginings of the strip mall from the competition shortlist to inspire architects, developers and communities to adapt these ideas for their own neighborhoods.
For example, the winning submission — Free Zoning — radically reimagines a derelict strip mall in Buffalo, NY as a building quarry. Proclaiming the site free of zoning restrictions, Davidson and Rafailidis deconstruct and inventory all the building materials on the site and demonstrate how these can be re-used to construct community housing.