Steel Semester

We were assigned to design a farmer’s market in an urban environment. Our site was a vacant lot formed by Clybourne Ave., North Ave., and Halsted St. in Chicago. The market needed to have space for at least 100 venders, and be 1/3 conditioned space, 1/3 unconditioned space, and 1/3 outdoor space. I created three different closed spaces being connected by translucent glass roofs above a grid of columns. The different height in columns and roofs is to help water flow from roof to roof and eventually to the six gabion water walls located around the perimeter. The water collected through the walls is then filtered and used to fill the shallow pond to the south of the market.



Farmers Market site solutions

Diagrams on site


Farmers Market plan

Farmers market section