SDGs

Bristol Food Market

Typology

Market

Location 

Bristol, UK

Area

10,000m2 Internal 

15,000m2 Landscaping

Materials

Inflatable ETFE Roof + concrete frame

Project Type

Competition

Year 

2014

The new food market creates an intersection for the exchange of healthy produce, ideas and community interaction.

The Bristol Food Market 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.

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

©2019 by Otis Harley | otisharley@gmail.com