La Moda Fresca
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.