Materials & Methods and Studio Mapos collaboratively designed a 60,000 sq. ft. flexible public space that would support the Greater Boston beer and food culture, public arts, and large-scale cultural events. 

The outdoor performance space would accommodate 10,000 people and inside guests can visit artists studios and galleries featuring local artists’ work. The proposal included a 3D projection installation that uses the shipping containers as a large canvas to draw visitors to the site, as well as plans for ongoing programming to support public art, local markets, and large-scale cultural events.

A second, value-engineered version of this concept was also developed that removed the restaurant portion from the program, but continued to support food trucks, and included an outdoor performance space and public event space.

Strategically situated as the cultural generator of the new Assembly Row, this $4 million culture, food, and special event space would be built from reclaimed shipping containers stacked 8 stories high. Home to a restaurant and craft brewery, the venue would feature a beer garden, outdoor fire pits, bocci courts, fountains and public gardens, playgrounds, a food truck area, and open-air market and event space.