Blackstone Bikes Outdoor Classroom

Located in Woodlawn, the Blackstone Bicycle Canopy and outdoor classroom was designed and built collaboratively by Chicago youth to benefit Blackstone Bicycle Works—a nonprofit bicycle shop and cycling education organization. The space provides shaded outdoor access for youth bicycle repair classes and safety classes, as well as summer programs. It includes a large canopy, plantings, a green roof atop the shipping container for storage, abundant seating, a concrete pad, and bicycle stations for service repair.

This project provides shaded working space for youth participating in Blackstone Bicycle Works’ training programs, an important after-school and summer program.

Youth designers occupying their completed project.
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