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Bristol Food Market

'Euthenics Exchange' - Bristol

Eu·then·ics (noun)
The science that deals with the development of human well-being by improvement of living conditions.

 

The Euthenics Exchange is a reaction to the monotony of the modern supermarket. The fracturing line of the railway is addressed with a terraced market hall that links the station to the floating harbour beyond, thus reconnecting the two halves of Bristol. Goods and people share a market rail that loops under the terraces and through Bristol Temple Meads station. This all takes place under a pneumatic, performative cloud roof that floats weightlessly over the open air market.

This project was in collaboration with architect Charlotte Eley, Oli Choyce and engineer Harry Graham.