BUILDING YOU CAN EAT
Grace Restaurant will open a new downtown location in the rectory of the decommissioned St. Vibiana's cathedral. As part of the adaptive reuse, the client wants to build an addition on a triangular piece of property adjoining the rectory.
The addition is ti include a new kitchen on the first floor with additional cooking facilities and a private chef’s table on the upper floors. On the first floor will also be a to-go counter for walk-up orders.
Sander Architects proposed that this building be sheathed in a vertical garden, using edible plants. Passers-by will literally be able to pick fruits, vegetable and herbs from the building. We call this concept 'The Building You Can Eat.'