The mixed-use development Gravity aims to catalyze the up-and-coming area of Franklinton by building a rich infrastructure of art and amenities, inspired by the neighborhood it calls home. This project aimed to establish a live-work-play campus with a rich program of amenities in order to create a central destination that could further catalyze the area.
The campus comprises a 241-unit “5-over-1” residential building, a five-story office building and retail and community space. Within the “pocket spaces” formed by the angular buildings, unique indoor and outdoor amenities — including vegetable gardens, a food truck court and a dedicated graffiti wall — form intimate neighborhoods within the larger development. A similar strategy occurs indoors, where irregularly shaped nooks and crannies provide bike storage or co-working space.
The design was highly influenced by the neighborhood context, reflecting the area’s artsy, eclectic and sometimes gritty vibe with murals, graffiti art, sculptural installations, industrial materials and exterior cladding inspired by shipping containers.
This is a hard hat tour. Please make sure to bring your own hard hat and vest, and wear closed-toe shoes. We will be meeting on the corner of Broad and May, right in front of the big “Gravity” sign at 4:30 p.m. There is a parking garage that is open for business. Street parking is also available in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1.5 LU|HSW *pending*
$10 | Associate AIA
$15 | AIA and Affiliate
$40 | Non-member Guest
500 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215