Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Windows, Facade, Glass, HandrailMarket One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Facade, WindowsMarket One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Image 4 of 42Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - BrickMarket One / ZIP & BDX Studio - More Images+ 37

  • Architects: ZIP & BDX Studio: ZIP & BDX Studio - Marius Calin, Roxana Rosca
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Catiusa Ivanov

Text description provided by the architects. The new two-storey Market One is located at an intersection in Bucharest, on a left over site transversally located between 1980’s quickly prefabricated concrete apartment buildings – frequently referred to as dormitory city, and an inner city mix of reclusive homes and almost abandoned industrial facilities. ZIP & BDX Studio developed its design research against this simultaneously random and utilitarian patchwork by focusing on the specific quality of architecture to manage space in time rather than representing space – by program and use, in order to produce a technically efficient and sensory revealing urban levy.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Facade
© Catiusa Ivanov

The client’s brief asked for the development of a public equipment-type building, where the tradition of urban fresh produce market and a more contemporary life style – from light shopping and gym to dining, are to be present at once.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Windows, Facade
© Catiusa Ivanov

During the design and construction process, the time-based operational specifications of the two main use groups, combined with the mapping of activities flows and building elements – exterior insulated panels cladding, vertical glazing and skylights, stairs and atrium, directed the atmosphere of our research into the finished building. Given the schedule of operation of Market One, its artificial lighting was conceived as nocturnal space making device.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Windows, Facade, Glass, Handrail
© Catiusa Ivanov

ZIP & BDX Studio’s design process exposes the discovery and intensity of sensations, of questioning the various clichés – starting from the constructed images of architecture to the behavior they generate which, by leading to unprocessed immediacy and neutrality, deflect the transformative implication of architecture in society.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Image 4 of 42
© Catiusa Ivanov

As the building occupies almost the entire site – the long elevations facing North and South, it is conceived as a visual and sequential filter. Public entrances are provided on three sides.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Stairs, Handrail, Windows
© Catiusa Ivanov

The main accesses were located on the South façade, which also includes an atrium in the South – West corner for elevator and accessibility ramp.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Image 39 of 42
© Catiusa Ivanov

To accommodate a dedicated service drive, the site is slightly raised above the implied existing public courtyard generated by the location of these apartment buildings. This platform was carefully treated, due to its rather previous “indifferent” function, by planting and using split stone pavers in various configurations.

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio - Image 40 of 42
© Catiusa Ivanov

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Bucharest, Romania

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio" 04 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Catiusa Ivanov

Market One / ZIP & BDX Studio

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.