One market place is a sustainable project (closed loop) that encompasses an ecosystem of food, and community based project. The project will include 1) Growing section( various flora, agriculture, hydroponic greenhouse, herbal farm) , 2) Dining and food section (a market of organic foods, and produce,spice store, various food concept stores), 3) Life style section (yoga & Pilates centers,classroom for nutrition, obesity, recycling, diet and nutrition centers, anti-aging spa and store). The goal is to engage the community with every stage of development of the project. Once project is complete the goal is to engage every customer with THE full cycle of food from growing to buying, cooking, and disposing the food. The space is a biodome mostly indoor controlled by automated temperature and ventilation systems, with partial outdoor area. The space should be close to an urban area in fairly large open space. The size of the lot should be at the minimum 100,000 sqf.
The design must be a biome/biodome. Try to visualize a market in the middle of the jungle. Height is limitless! it's important that the structure will be over 30 ft high since there will be high vegetation, including trees, and a large biodiversity of flora (see picture of biodome /the eden project). adjacent to the biodome there will be a greenhouse of hydroponic agriculture where visitors will be able to see the process and learn how to grow vegetables. The inspiration for this project is the eden project, but the focus of one market place is food, where the eden project more like an amusement park/visitor center.
Absolutely green and beyond! one of my inspirations is the eden project in the UK. I would like to focus on food as a life style, and more focus on how to select the food that fits your nutrition. I am envisioning the space as a street full of stores that is situated in a tropical forest. it will be a one stop shop for your body and mind. Another way to envision the project is walking in an open mall in CA, but covered with a dome full of tropical vegetation.
Here is the list of spaces:
Salad bar and juice bar inside an orchard
Bar on the street