Competition - Runner Up
Multi-Family / Mixed Use
300 Units + 30K SF Retail
Market Plaza is a proposed multifamily and mixed-use development near downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The aim of the project was to create a vibrant destination that would activate this important block in the heart of the city while providing a new luxury living experience for its residents. The development is made up of a mix of uses including a city market, a high-end sky lounge, multiple outdoor amenity spaces, and 300 multifamily units.
SixTwentyOne conceived of a design that activates the ground plane by pulling pedestrians up, away from traffic, and onto a raised vegetated terrace where they encounter a vibrant marketplace – unique to anything the city currently offers.
The terracotta rainscreen of the upper floors responds to the historic vernacular of the existing neighborhood, nodding to history but remaining distinct from it. For the multifamily portion of the building, the 300 units offer a distinct mix of studios, one and two bedrooms. Given the scale of the project (nearly a full city block) the amenities are distributed throughout the building, encouraging natural collisions between varied building residents, and creating a true community for people to live, work and play.
Renderings by SixTwentyOne