Hong Kong Market

Hong Kong Supermarket is moving to its new location being built at South 39th and Yakima, in Tacoma, in late winter of 2014. I was asked by the ownership group to design, obtain permits and manage this project through construction, after their existing building, the Lincoln Bowl, collapsed in January 2012. Originally designed as a simple retail box, the owners asked me to give them something unique at the entries on two sides of the structure.  Inspired by the language of the famous structure in the Chinese Olympics called the Birds’ Nest, and in general by the Asian cultures that live and shop in this neighborhood, the design of the store has become a visual tribute to the vivacity and culture of this community.