What is in store for the future of Parking?
Will parking demands change in the future? Kerkstra.s team has been working closely with PCI to provide solutions for the future. The growing use of public transit and car sharing combined with recent advancements in autonomous driving technology will lead to a decline in parking requirements.
Kerkstra has been approaching these changes through structure adaptability. By making initial design modifications, parking structures have the ability to be re purposed in the future. Parking levels can later be renovated into offices, apartments, or retail stores. This will ensure the structure remains purposeful even after parking is no longer needed.
This model displays floors being converted from top down. As each level is renovated, the exterior parking ramp can either be removed or re purposed. Parking layouts have been modified to meet increased live loads for office and residential spaces.
This model displays our approach toward designing an adaptable parking structure. Floor heights are increased to 14 feet to meet office requirements. Each levels drainage slope would be leveled by adding access floors. Plumbing and electrical can be installed through the precast double tee stems, or underneath the access floors.