Proposed parking garage will sandwich vehicles between housing and retail space

Custom lighting and bright colors will add to car park's appeal

Rooftop housing on the top of the garage and retail spaces on the bottom put the garage in the way of increased foot traffic. Renderings courtesy of Dezeen.
February 10, 2014

Where most parking garages are simply a place to drop off your car, architecture firm Brisac Gonzalez has designed a much more active car park. Rooftop housing and retail space will surround the garage from the top and bottom, respectively.

Describing what is innovative about his design, Brisac Gonzalez director Edgar Gonzalez told Dezeen: "In many cases, car parks lie dormant after business hours, creating activity dead zones. The retail and housing will introduce different activities after parking hours."

The interior of the four-story garage, located in Bordeaux, France, will be painted in bright colors, and will include a custom lighting scheme that will be visible from street level. 

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