The client’s brief was to establish a fresh food marketplace. We proposed that the key to the project lay less in the architecture and more in the makeup of the vendors. A study of various contemporary and historic market precedents led us to identify the attributes we believed central to the making of a true market.
The site is located on a harsh, ex-industrial arterial where little public amenity remains. From the very earliest conversations we identified an opportunity to make a generous contribution to the public realm. Careful consolidation of the program within the existing structures afforded the opportunity to program “leftover” space. Centered around a central pedestrian thoroughfare, a series of rooms and courtyards form organisational elements and a series of gathering places for the community.
Project in association with Jasper Brown Architects.
Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects, Qld Architecture Awards, 2018
Images by Christopher Frederick Jones.