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June 2, 2008

Rethinking America's stripmalls

  • A design by Seattle's Miller/Hull Partnership is one of 10 finalists in an Arizona contest that challenges designers to come up with new uses for those ubiquitous small shopping strips.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Rendering by Miller/Hull Partnership [enlarge]
    In this remaking of a Scottsdale strip-mall, large plant trays are suspended above surface parking to reduce the heat island effect. City sewer water is treated on-site to irrigate crops for biofuels and textiles. Rainwater capture irrigates food-quality crops.

    Can a strip-mall be reborn as a community gathering space and still retain its original use?

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