It is said that the market is a placebo for urban life. Green vegetables, red and green fruits, fresh meat and cooked food are placed on the stall, people can walk around and enjoy it. If they feel comfortable, they will talk to various businesses and bargain in order to get some delicious ingredients for the daily meals.
▼市场外观，external view of the market
In this summer, Fon Studio was commissioned by the Breeze Market to design a traditional building in the Qianmen Xinglong District. The owners of market are the ones who love food and food market, the goal is not to duplicate the traditional market space, but to persue high-quality ingredients and food events and to create an interesting venue for local residents and visitors from all over the world.
▼项目位于老城区的传统建筑中，the market is in a traditional building in the Qianmen Xinglong District
The building is originally composed by two similar volumes built in different periods, and also close to local residential community. For a composite market, the most crucial thing is the combination of various selling formats, also the organization of flow is directly related to people’s shopping experience. Back to the starting point of design, in order to integrate the existing horizontal space of the facade, two white volumes are used to connect the building. This intervention is extended to the interior and becomes to be well-proportioned display shelves. Compared with the original quaint of the block, the newly-renovated space, like its name “breeze”, brings a little ease and warmth to the place.
▼项目外观，白色体块连接两栋老建筑，two white volumes are used to connect the building
▼立面细部，details of the facade
To achieve a rich space and relaxed atmosphere, the arrangement of first floor is combination of open and semi-open, with enough movable shelves to break the conventional layout of traditional market and let the guests experience more when shopping. In this way, the attributes of the complex space are also magnified. In addition to the daily status, the market is planned to hold exhibitions and public events about food and lifestyle in the future.
▼一层室内，各业态开放排布，interior of the first floor arranged in an open form
▼开放及半开放的货架让顾客可以获得更多购物体验，open and semi-open shelves provide rich shopping experience
▼靠窗部通往二层的楼梯，staircase to the second floor beside the windows
▼楼梯由黑色穿孔板组成，形成半透明的效果，black perforated plates give the staircase a translucent effect
▼穿孔板细部，details of the perforated plates
On the south part beside the window, a translucent dark staircase leads to the food event area on the second floor. Different from the rich layout of the ground floor, there are clear space arrangement, more open windows combined with traditional wood structure, so that the market offers many possibilities for interesting connection with the first selling floor. The open kitchen, variable dining tables and chairs, and shelves are considered for birthday parties, group events, gourmet classes and so on. Fresh ingredients can be purchased at each booth, and then brought to the open kitchen to cook a variety of dishes for friends and family, so that the heat and fragrance of the food serve as the “background” of the space. As an extension of the market culture, people’s independent activities and open sales happen here at the same time, “cooking smoke” is also helpful for varies scenes from the dialogue between old and new in this house.
▼正对楼梯口的木制展架，wooden exhibition shelves facing the staircase
▼二层过道，穿孔板形成的独特光影效果，corridor on the second floor, unique light shadow effects created by the perforated plates
▼开放厨房及就餐区，dining space with open kitchen
▼夜晚灯光效果，view of the dining space in the evening
▼项目实际使用中的场景，people’s activities in the market
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
主要品牌: 黄氏木业 瑞兴板材
Project Name: Breeze Market – A clear short story in Qianmen old street
Location: Xi Xinglong Street Dongcheng District ,Beijing, China
Client: Breeze Market
Design Firm: FON STUDIO
Project Team: Jin Boan Li Hongzhen Luo Shuanghua
Design Date: 2018.05–2018.08
Completion date: 2018.11
Project Area: 240 ㎡
Photography： FON STUDIO