AIA NC has selected the Funny Girl Farm Produce Barn as the 2014 Unbuilt Merit Award winner.
Update: The project was completed in 2014 and has since been honored with the AIA Triangle Merit Award (2014), the AIA Triangle Gail Lindsey Sustainability Award (2014), and the AIA NC Honor Award (2015).
The Produce Shed at the Funny Girl Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a 4,300 square foot barn to be used for the processing and packaging of produce grown on the farm. The shed’s open-air structure shelters a large, open workspace and equipment storage area flanked by a linear bar of enclosed utility spaces including produce coolers, rest rooms, offices, employee lounge and a tool shop. The shed can also double as a gathering area for both informal and programmed entertainment events in the off-season.