OKSea

Oklahoma, USA. 2014

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2014
  • Clients: OKSEA LLC

OKSea is a mixed-use regeneration project that activates an underutilised plot of land in downtown Oklahoma City. This urban site – on the same intersection as the Level and Mosaic projects – is transformed from a unused lot into a collection of 17 stripped and refitted shipping containers, hosting a corn dog restaurant, doughnut store, juice bar, and office spaces. Arranged in an angled formation across the site, the rectilinear volumes of the containers are offset and cantilevered to create a range of amenity spaces; private terraces at second floor, and new public patio that augments the underutilized plaza to the east. A variety of apertures are cut into the boxes to ensure naturally lit and comfortable spaces inside the structure, which rises up to a double-height projection that addresses the street. The building is complemented by a robust, urban landscaping scheme that repurposes industrial liquid shipping containers as enclosures, planters, and light features.

Awards

AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Award - Merit Award 2016 American Institute of Architects Central States Regional Design Excellence 2016

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