The site for the Haiku development is located in the Short North of Downtown Columbus. To the North of the site across Hubbard Avenue sits The Hub, a five-story mixed use project we completed in 2013. To the south is the existing Haiku restaurant. Three views of the site are shown with reference points on the site map.
archall's scheme began with the analysis of site, but more importantly a firm understanding of our client's intention. Haiku Poetic Art & Food opened it's doors in Columbus in 1998 and since has been dedicated to understanding the history of their name and making it their mission to incorporate it into their food.
We at archall wanted to do the same. Two separated facades along High Street and expansive south-facing glazing respond to the scale of the existing restaurant while addressing the increasing scale moving toward Downtown.
Moving from The Hubbard, which is shown adjacent to Haiku, a noticeable scale-shift occurs. A faux facade extends just beyond the building to incorporate the taller five-story Hub on one side and the single-story Haiku restaurant on the other.
A future development behind the Haiku project will be similar in scale.
The first floor of the new Haiku building will be utilized as gallery and retail space. There is currently somewhat of a divide between gallery spaces in the Short North around the jog in Hubbard Avenue, and the addition of new gallery space here is intended to enliven the area as well as bridge the gap to create a more continuous experience along High Street.