JAMAICA

CO-OP AUTOMOTIVE CENTRE

STATUS: CONCEPT

The principle behind a Co-Op Automotive Centre is a space designed for multiple automotive repair and maintenance functions to be performed by multiple independent personnel.

The driving idea for this project was to be able to create a space where mechanics of different types can own a space and share ownership of the building between them. This lowers the cost of entry for a smaller mechanic and creates and environment of entrepreneurship and ownership.

The Co-Op also includes an academic component which allowed young individual to learn in close proximity to their craft and serves as a place for "hands on" activities to build their practical knowledge. It also creates an environment where even seasoned mechanics working at the facility can further their knowledge and expand their services provided to customers.