The Meteor, Hobbs State Park structures win AIA Arkansas Design Awards
Located in Bentonville’s Market District, The Meteor is known as a “clubhouse for roadies.” The existing metal shed was re-purposed into a space that’s park bike shop, part café. Storefront glazing and a patio addition open the shop up to the community, welcome to anyone on or off two wheels. The Meteor adds another destination to Bentonville’s fast-growing hospitality scene, celebrating the region’s love for cycling and outdoor adventure.
Hobbs State Park offers 30+ miles of trails for adventurers at every level. These architectural shells were designed as vehicles for immersion into the land, fortifying a sense of place and identity. The multiple campsite and trailhead structures are strategically set as a series of sculptural elements throughout the park. Their parabolic shape complements the landscape, blurring the lines between an architectural element, art installation and naturally-occurring form.
Thank you to the panel of jurors and AIA Arkansas for this recognition!