The new bicycle shop in Scottsdale, Arizona is a temple to cycling. Responding to the context of the area, the orientation to the north and the view corridor along Marshall Way, the form of the new Bicycle Haüs conforms to the height restrictions while creating a fresh, new image along First Avenue.
A simple wedge in form, the structure maximizes the volume along the street and reduces to a single-story volume toward the south. Sited toward the eastern side of the site, the western side is preserved for landscape, site circulation and parallel on-site parking. The restrained material palate for the building comes from the history of western materials allowed to weather in the desert environment. Weathering corrugated metal siding, galvanized metal and low-e insulated glass are the predominate materials of the exterior, creating a strong yet sustainable image that will not require exterior painting to gain its richness and quality.