Lou Huang

user interface engineering · civic technology · urban design

  • E-W Section through Greenway (1 of 3)
    E-W Section through Greenway (1 of 3)
  • E-W Section through Greenway (2 of 3)
    E-W Section through Greenway (2 of 3)
  • E-W Section through Greenway (3 of 3)
    E-W Section through Greenway (3 of 3)
  • Site Plan
    Site Plan
  • Eat Street View
    Eat Street View
  • Site Model
    Site Model
  • Eat Street Transit Center Detail Plan
    Eat Street Transit Center Detail Plan
  • Eat Street View from Transit Center
    Eat Street View from Transit Center

La Moda Fresca

location
East Village District, San Diego, California
client
ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition (finalist entry)
role
Team leader
team
Allen Penniman, Marie Park, Keyleigh Kern, Brian Lee
year
2010

The East Village of San Diego is a declining warehouse district with new redevelopment opportunities but challenged with active fault lines. “La Moda Fresca” transforms the site into a vision of fresh food and fresh ideas. The centerpiece is “Eat Street,” a pedestrian promenade of restaurants and street food that is a flexible, multi-function space celebrating food culture. It integrates local artist colonies, a growing student population, a community garden, and introduces an innovative food waste recycling program. Working in an interdisciplinary team of five graduate students, this proposal was selected as one of four finalists in this industry-wide recognized competition.