The combination hotel and market is designed to spark a sense of excitement and fun for both local residents and visiting travelers. The hotel is meant to serve a new generation of travelers, forgoing some of the traditional hotel amenities (restaurants, conference rooms, business centers) and rather focusing on creating an integrated connection with the market below and fun and enjoyable common spaces for guests to meet and congregate. The lower rooms open onto a large central atrium the looks down onto the market below while the upper rooms are accessed from a common garden space on the roof. While there is no traditional restaurant in the hotel, each room is provided with a small kitchen, encouraging guests to enjoy the fresh produce and local foods from the market below. The upper rooms also feature an unconventional multilevel design, with small public lofts looking out onto the roof garden and more private spaces located below.
The market is meant to provide the necessary infrastructure to vendors while allowing the option for free movement from indoor to outdoor. In an effort to reinvent public space in an urban context, the “front” of the building faces towards the former alley behind the site. This alley has been converted into a landscaped pedestrian park, into which the program of the market can spill. The market weaves through an arrangement of concrete piers the support the CLT panel construction of the market above.
Duration: 8 weeks
Partner: Monica Toren
Instructors: Jeremy Ficca, Jeffrey King