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Snøhetta reveals design for Portland's first market since 1942

Snøhetta reveals design for Portland's first market since 1942 | green streets | Scoop.it

Snøhetta has unveiled plans to build the first official market building in Portland, Oregon, for over 70 years. The architecture and design studio – which has offices in New York and Oslo – will lead the design team for the community-funded James Beard Public Market, a new year-round food market for the American city.

It will be Portland's first permanent market since 1942, when the Portland Public Market closed down. Portland has a celebrated restaurant and street food scene, which is supported by a number of farmers'  markets, local breweries, and farms run by families and collectives in the surrounding area..

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A Sustainable Market Square for Casablanca

A Sustainable Market Square for Casablanca | green streets | Scoop.it
TomDavid Architecten of the Netherlands have won the [AC-CA] competition for a new market close to the Medina area in Casablanca, Morocco.
The competition called for a contemporary, sustainable structure able to create a social space while experimenting with innovative materials. TomDavid have proposed an elevated plaza shaded by glamorous concrete canopies plated with gold tiles and resembling giant leaves. The architects cite 1950s Casablanca architecture as inspiration for the canopies’ curvilinear shapes and material.
The plaza is meant to revitalize the area by encouraging social interaction and providing a meeting places and markets, which are important to the local economy...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 30, 2012 5:15 AM

I love to see these new ideas that are happening around the world! This gets you thinking!