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STARKVILLE SYMBIOSIS

KEVIN FLORES

PROFESSOR GREGORY
ARC 4536 | FALL SEMESTER

Symbiotic Districts
Symbiotic districts are becoming more common in todays society.
Changes like these seem like reasonable approaches to an improvement in the current economies. The fact that these districts are springing
up and demonstrating self-sustaining methods while incorporation environmentally friendly practice, has become a model for society. In addition to this, these districts show potential for an improved community
model, and even a foreshadowing of what architectural design could
be heading towards.
The fact that a lot of the systems used by a symbiotic district are environmentally conscience makes these an ideal model for building design.
Methods of self-operation, such as compost bins for use in gardens or
rainwater collection system to re use throughout the site, become prime
examples of methods that would improve both the economic side and
the environmental side of society.
Functionally this model begins to illustrate alternative methods that one
could use to run a building or a series of buildings. These methods become prime to the development of communities that strive for environmentally good design. These not only improve the environment, but also
provide a way for an inhabitant to become more familiar with how a
building functions, and how systems can be incorporated to self-run the
building thus eliminating harmful exterior sources of energy.
This design model also invites different practices to work together for sustaining a building or a group of buildings. The processes used in a symbiotic district are not only beneficial to the buildings, but also to the practices of the inhabitant. For example, in this project the idea of having a
bakery and a brewery work together as a unit in one site begins to illustrate how this model adapts to different cultures. The idea that a symbiotic district sustaining itself comes down to the particular culture of that
of its inhabitants begins to tie this back to the idea of an environmental
approach to design, because of the fact that one building could make
use of the others waste and vice versa.
This in mind, the design presented is an attempt at designing a site and a
set of buildings that are broken into three sections. These sections are then
connecting the three buildings and the site, and serve specific functions
throughout the site. The first section starting at the front of the buildings is
intended for sales of the two businesses, in addition to the beginning or
entrance to the community spaces and main pathways. The second part
is composed of the community spaces, which are towards the middle of
the buildings and begin at the corner pavilion. The third section is in the
rear section of the site and is composed of production and services for
the facilities. The front portion of the site also contains a set of gardens for
use by the market, as well as a pavilion and small building which could
house the market at some points and have other purposes when not
used as a market. This portion also has a set of compost bins at the end
of the site for use on the gardens which also carry into the phase two of
the project. These gardens and compost bins also begin to tie the site to
the rest of the community by providing goods to local businesses and allow them to have a place for their waste to be taken. Phase two of this
project proposes a cafe and an extension to the community spaces and
public garden at the farmers market.

PHASE 2 DIAGRAM

SITE SYMBIOSIS DIAGRAM

EXTERIOR RENDERING | SITE

WEST ELEVATION | SCALE 1/16=1


1 - COMMUNITY PAVILION | MARKET
2 - DEREGOS BREAD
3 - SWEETGUM BREWING CO.
4 -COMMUNITY SPACE
5 - BAKERY COMMUNITY SPACE
6 - BREWERY TASTE ROOM
7 - BAKERY PRODUCTION
8 - BREWERY PRODUCTION
9 - BAKERY SALES
10 - BREWERY OFFICES | RESTROOMS
11 - COMMUNITY GARDENS

NORTH ELEVATION | 1/16=1

SOUTH ELEVATION | SCALE 1/16=1

PLAN| SCALE 1/16=1

EXTERIOR RENDERING | PAVILION 01

EAST ELEVATION | SCALE 1/16=1

SITE SECTION | SCALE 1/16=1

BAKERY SECTION | SCALE 1/16=1

EXTERIOR RENDERING | PAVILION 02

WALL SECTION | SCALE 3/4=1

BREWERY SECTION | SCALE 1/16= 1

INTERIOR RENDERING | BAKERY

- Represents businesses that benefit from the site, as well


as promote the products produced at the site

- Represents places that could benefit from the community spaces provided by the site

COMMUNITY SYMBIOSIS DIAGRAM

INTERIOR RENDERING | BREWERY

EXTERIOR RENDERING | BREWERY