Storfront design for Eco tourism company

  • Durum: Closed
  • Ödül: $230
  • Alınan Girdiler: 12
  • Kazanan: mariaharagao

Yarışma Özeti

Contest Brief


Storefront design for eco tourism company named Broken Paddle Guiding Co (BPG). Recently BPG purchased a historic 140 year old brick building on the main street of a sleepy river town on the Mississippi in Minnesota. The company focuses on ecologically oriented guided kayak/paddleboard/and bike tours in the bluff country and river bottoms along the Mississippi River in Minnesota. The company would like to rehabilitate the building and create a modernized historic and brand representative space with strong street appeal and comforting interior space and some light retail of select high end outdoor gear. There is also guide housing on the upper level of the building that requires a redesign.

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Focus of the Project

The building is currently in rough shape and the company would like to rehabilitate the building to a modernized/historic style. Inside, however, they would like to create a space that is chic, modern industrial and minimalist that is inviting and is true to the values of the business. The building's first floor is where customers will book tours/use restrooms and shop for a small offering of boutique outdoor gear. There is a garage off the back of the original building that acts as storage for kayaks, bikes and our 12 boat kayak trailer. The upper level is a currently a 2 bedroom apartment for guide housing, with an extended 3 season porch over the back half of the garage addition.


Storefront needs

-Front counter/bar

-Wall Map of the Area

-lounge / meeting/greeting area

-small retail (t-shirts,water bottles, hats, paddles)

-An office area in the store back with 2 work stations with some degree of privacy.

-Small espresso bar up front

-industrial/custom water bottle filling station for clients



Guide housing needs

- Open Kitchen area (minimal cupboards, open shelves)

-commercial stove/fridge

- 3 #Bedrooms

-Lounge area

-Toilet must stay in the same place but walls can be moved for improved flow.



Roof top deck( on top of historic brick building portion).

-Gas fire pit

-hot tub

-outdoor shower

-rooftop access via new ladder or staircase


To the extent the designs can be animated or in 3D form, that would be preferred. I have attached an image of the space which is drawn to scale. Feel free to knock out any walls and start from a clean slate.

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  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    We really like what has been posted lately. We would like to further develop the ideas that have been put forth so we decided to extend the contest by a week. Thanks for all the great work!

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. jimdsouza1
      jimdsouza1
      • 1 yıl önce

      What would you like to see in my entry? Please tell.

      • 1 yıl önce
    2. mariaharagao
      mariaharagao
      • 1 yıl önce

      Hey, check my latest entries, please.

      • 1 yıl önce
  • jimdsouza1
    jimdsouza1
    • 1 yıl önce

    #19. check the views also.

    • 1 yıl önce
  • mariaharagao
    mariaharagao
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hi! Check entry #15 for floorplans

    • 1 yıl önce
  • SuryaAlvin
    SuryaAlvin
    • 1 yıl önce

    Rate #12. The rendered images of guide bedrooms will be uploaded in sometime. coment for any modifications .

    • 1 yıl önce
  • SuryaAlvin
    SuryaAlvin
    • 1 yıl önce

    Working on a new set of ideas. We will submit the entry in 4 hours

    • 1 yıl önce
  • mariaharagao
    mariaharagao
    • 1 yıl önce

    What is the height of the windows on the upper floor?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      7 ft i believe

      • 1 yıl önce
  • jimdsouza1
    jimdsouza1
    • 1 yıl önce

    I will be submitting an entry before the deadline. Please do not declare your winner. Please take into consideration my entry. thank you for your patience.

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      we look forward to seeing your entry

      • 1 yıl önce
  • SuryaAlvin
    SuryaAlvin
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello . rate entry #9 . So that we can move further. I have attached the 2D plan and 3D images of the interior. Please take a look at all the files.

    • 1 yıl önce
  • mariaharagao
    mariaharagao
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hi! Do you need fitting room? Should clients have access to the restroom or it is just for staff? Do you need a connection between front store and the back for clients?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. mariaharagao
      mariaharagao
      • 1 yıl önce

      Nice, I have 3 layouts already. I'm just gonna finish a few details and submit them, and we talk from there.

      • 1 yıl önce
    2. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      That is great we look forward to seeing your work!

      • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    I sealed the contest hopefully that helps

    • 1 yıl önce
  • Fireprince14
    Fireprince14
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello. Would you like to paint over the bricks or leave them as they are?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      I think the goal would be to not paint the bricks. The city council wants to maintain the historic look of the building

      • 1 yıl önce
  • Fireprince14
    Fireprince14
    • 1 yıl önce

    What do you mean by wall map of the area?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      Just a map of the Mississippi on the wall

      • 1 yıl önce
  • MaximHovsepian
    MaximHovsepian
    • 1 yıl önce

    #increaseprize

    • 1 yıl önce
  • SuryaAlvin
    SuryaAlvin
    • 1 yıl önce

    helloo.. are we supposed to work on the exteriors also???!

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      If you have any creative ideas for the exteriors it would be great but it is a historical building so the goal is to keep it true to its historical roots.

      • 1 yıl önce
    2. SuryaAlvin
      SuryaAlvin
      • 1 yıl önce

      ohh.. okayy.. we shall consider the same

      • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello everyone. It doesn't seem like anyone has submitted anything that looks anything like what we asked for on the description page. For the most part people are posting random designs from their portfolios.

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. Fireprince14
      Fireprince14
      • 1 yıl önce

      I think its because the time period is so long and people don't want others to copy their designs since the contest is not sealed. You will probably get entries toward the end of the contest.

      • 1 yıl önce
  • SuryaAlvin
    SuryaAlvin
    • 1 yıl önce

    we are just working on it.. we shall post our entry soon..

    • 1 yıl önce
  • CosminButa
    CosminButa
    • 1 yıl önce

    patience, my friend, we are working on it

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      Great I look forward to your design

      • 1 yıl önce
  • Fireprince14
    Fireprince14
    • 1 yıl önce

    #sealed

    • 1 yıl önce
  • CosminButa
    CosminButa
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello everyone! I have a question, can we use the whole height (12 ft) for our design? Or are we limited to the existing ceiling height?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      you can use the whole height. Currently there is a drop ceiling but it will be removed

      • 1 yıl önce
  • catherinedietsch
    catherinedietsch
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hi dphilp! Can you please give informations about the room heights (Interior). >> tsk, Cathe

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      The room heights are all 12 ft

      • 1 yıl önce
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 1 yıl önce

    Great contest, what is the outcome you need? 3D model or interior scenes as a jpeg?

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      both would be great. But we would opt for 3d if we had to choos

      • 1 yıl önce
  • catherinedietsch
    catherinedietsch
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello dphilp, thanks a lot for all those informations!

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      Great we look forward to your submission!

      • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    One more floor plan for the back porch was attached.

    • 1 yıl önce
  • catherinedietsch
    catherinedietsch
    • 1 yıl önce

    Hello! Could you pls give us some plans or pictures of the existing situation? No plan is attached... regards

    • 1 yıl önce
    1. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      I hope what i have uploaded is enough to get you started I will have floor plans soon.

      • 1 yıl önce
    2. dphilp
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 1 yıl önce

      Floor plans are attached.

      • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    I've attached 2 floor plans, one for the 1st floor storefront and the other for the second level living space. Feel free to knock out any walls and get as creative as you'd like.

    • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    They put this one together as inspiration for the second level appartment https://www.pinterest.com/aekeilty/213-apt-design-inspiration/

    • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    The owners set up this pinterest page for inspiration for the first level storefront https://www.pinterest.com/aekeilty/industrial-shop-design/

    • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    Here is a link to the companies website http://brokenpaddleguiding.com/

    • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    Thanks for your interest in the project

    • 1 yıl önce
  • dphilp
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 1 yıl önce

    I just uploaded a bunch of photos of the space and will have some corresponding floor plans soon

    • 1 yıl önce

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