Professor: Jordan Trachtenberg
Students: Christopher Crocitto, Ramses Terrero
Little Haiti is rich in a multiplicity of factors giving residents and visitors an unmatched Caribbean experience. The Cultural Center offers a walking tour and food tasting. In the proposed project the Cultural Strip provides an extension to the center and its activities keeping in line with the cities roots, of bookstores, galleries, art exhibition, Haitian and Caribbean Restaurants like the Iron Market in Haiti and Chef Creole a staple and thriving business in Little Haiti, a lively business district with thriving opportunity. The proposed project creates a business district of its own between the residential and mix use office towers and the culture strip which accommodates bookstores, cafes, studio spaces and art galleries; the business district is a place where small business owners go to thrive. Gallery and studio spaces give back to the artist with a space to create and display are, and provides the community with the art, and culture it is so iconically known for.