professor | Liza Cruze location | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania duration | 4 months
The intent of the project design is to activate the body and senses and slow down the pace of everyday life. The project is about choreographing movement so that visually spaces are not always revealed, but instead the sense of discovery is reinvigorated and a person discovers the spaces as they move through and past to create meaningful experiences and interactions.
The main market hall space is broken down into two long corridors that are intersected by the market stalls. The stalls are 20ft high and two stories tall. The first floor allows the vendors to interact with the people and sell goods, while the second floor provides a workspace for each vendor.
On the second level lies the restaurant which reaches out to the market space. The seating area allows people to look down onto the happenings of the market or step outside onto the balconies created by the market stalls. On the last floor lies an office space that is cantilevered on the market stall corridors. Below the cantilever lies a second main entrance and steps that activate the riverfront. Stalls in this area would function more like small food and drink restaurants that could attract people passing by on the riverfront trail.