Gallery: Green-Roofed Superblock for Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota needs a new 500-car parking garage stat, so the city launched the Downtown Fargo: Urban Infill Design Competition to source creative solutions for creating a downtown block that still provides adequate parking spaces. One of the proposals by Popular Architecture caught our eye with the beautiful addition of a green garage rooftop park and a creative layout that provides adequate space for a parking garage but doesn't make it the most important thing on the block.

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  1. lazyreader January 6, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Is this a concept or something Fargo intends to build? I just want to know who will pay for this, stimulus dollars or private sector. Wouldn’t a parking garage sort of defeat the manifesto to environmentalist opposition to cars? Still I don’t care either way. But everyone knows if you don’t build enough parking spaces, no one will live, work or shop there. Even mixed used developments fail to understand convenient parking drives retail and residential, no matter how pedestrian friendly we try to make towns and cities. Click below Fort Worth for instance built a 10 story garage next to pretty historic office building but it has a facade to make it more attractive.

  2. Holcim Awards January 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    This is a beautiful design for a parking garage. It makes a vibrant city block while addressing sustainable issues. Really fantastic proposal. This would be an ideal submission to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Constuction.

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