SHIFTSPACE produced Wave Arcade as an entry to the Passageways competition in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The brief called for a spatial installation in the alleyways of the dense urban core of Chattanooga.
Wave Arcade drew inspiration from study of both ancient and modern day arcades, colonnades, loggias, bazaars, and souks. The asymmetric parabolic result was a dynamic architectural experience that would invite pedestrians into the currently uninhabited space while preserving and using the existing alley framework. Rather than providing a single prescribed solution, Wave Arcade was designed as a system that could adapt to site conditions and programmatic needs.