Oakland, CA

Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation (BCZ)
Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)
Curtis Development

Designed in collaboration with Studio Serrette


Liberation Park in East Oakland is envisioned as a catalyst for Black economic and cultural prosperity. The two-building program includes a Market Hall and 119 affordable residences, organized around a 2-story courtyard programmed to celebrate communal identity, pride, and activism. Weekly roller skating parties draw residents from around the neighborhood, as does the AKOMA Market, where Black entrepreneurs sell their creations. The Market Hall is comprised of a community center and food stalls with ingredients sourced from an urban farm located on the roof deck.

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