At the heart of English Avenue, Intermission is a small shipping container locale offering the community a place to relax, socialize, and reflect. Bordering along the historic St. Marks church, this space brings an added attraction in supporting the already remarkable venue that the church is. Intermission acts as an in-between for not only the church’s events, but the communities’ lives, a place to gather and uplift each other while also supporting locally owned businesses.
The premise of Intermission is the use of 23 shipping containers ranging from 40′, 20′, and 10′, arranged into the format of an “e”. The bottom portion, the “c”, intends to wrap around a small green space in which people can sprawl out to enjoy eachother’s company, picnics, events, etc. while also framing the beautiful backdrop of St. Marks. Also within this area are containers for a bar and coffee vendor to allow morning and night function within the space as well as lounge seating and overlooks the second story. The upper portion, the “o”, brings to the area food vendors ranging from icecream to vegan burgers, creating a courtyard-style space with seating in the center. On the second story of this space is covered seating where one could work, eat, or relax.