Year: Fall 2017
Studio: Design 5
Professor: Michael Garrison
Location: Guelph, Ontario


Located in a unique site, the form of the market hall is derived by a convergence of travel: train, car, and pedestrian. Two bars bend and merge to form a large cornucopia like space, seemingly spilling out food and life onto a main plaza. A green walkable roof introduces a new dynamic park space providing outdoor terraces, hills, and views. The roof also adheres to Guelph’s sustainability goals by incorporating systems that manage snow and water to be reused for plumbing systems but also heating and cooling through a radiant system. The design combined with its location allows the building to not just be a market hall, but the premier destination for Guelph’s economic and cultural life.