Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: West Yorkshire,
Year: 2008
Area: 6,390 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

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A new market hall in Wakefield forming part of a wider regeneration of the Trinity Walk and Marsh Way area close to the town centre. The market consists of three halls which are related to one another by a flat roof supported on a steel frame and, with this plane as the dominant reference, the halls define two external spaces.

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The dry goods hall and the food hall frame two sides of a covered square and, for people arriving at the bus station, this space acts as a portico to the town centre. To the west, there is a large service yard for deliveries and parking.

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Each hall has different proportions and a distinctive materiality and the experience of moving between a number of fully and partially enclosed spaces is one of continuous change and contrast.

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Cite: "Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates" 15 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=214081>