Monon Yard
THE STORY

A local entrepreneur and owner of CCA Sports teamed up with DELV to imagine a concept that would infuse new energy into Indy’s long-established social hub–Broad Ripple. Dubbed “Monon Yard,” this unique destination is intentionally designed to engage locals of any age group. The design concept pairs outdoor dining with recreational sports tournaments, concerts, and large group gatherings to attract patrons to the area day and night.

Market
Mixed-Use
Scope
New Construction, Brand Identity
Client
927 LLC
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Building with Boxes

Building with Boxes

Activating the highly visible site with stacked shipping containers was not only an economical choice, but it afforded flexibility in programming to create a uniquely memorable venue that matched Broad Ripple’s funky, eclectic vibe. Its perimeter style layout forms a central courtyard with greenspace that can accommodate anything from bocce ball and corn hole to outdoor movies and live music. Programming inside the containers can also flex; from food vendors, to seating, to warming spaces in the colder months. Adding natural elements like wood and plant life bring warmth and softness to balance the inherent rigidity of the containers.

A New Landmark

A New Landmark

The building’s design, while predominantly neutral in color, is intentionally ‘stacked’ to offer passersby an invitational peek to the energy happening within. Large, tonal graphics allow the shipping containers to meld together as one cohesive structure, yet don’t take away their character.

Street Side

Street Side

Scaled and sited with respect to the area’s existing urban fabric, vendors of various types will populate the micro-kitchen spaces drawing in those frequenting the adjacent and wildly popular Monon Trail.

Another Work-in-Progress

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