Inspired by the simple lines and texture of mountain sheds and the kinetic rhythms of railroad cars, Market is a modest gable form carved from a triangular city block. Lifted flaps on the roof create the 3rd level event deck, upper office mezzanines and terraces, and trackside dormers with northeast views. Market is designed to work at two scales and velocities: at the speed of the train or as seen from Foothills Parkway, and the slower pedestrian pace as one enters Junction Place from Valmont.
Composed in two shades of silver-grey cedar, vertical and horizontal in sympathy with building proportions, the main body of Market is completed by a soffit of reclaimed wood from the site’s previous Sutherland Lumber Company. Similarly, windows shift from vertical to horizontal, to the advantage of views from the creative office spaces within. The standing seam galvanized roof wraps down the east (trackside) face, interrupted by wood wedges at the sawtooth dormers. This floating volume is underpinned by steel columns and vertically score-jointed stack bond concrete masonry along the tracks. On the west, steel columns and glass with dark mullions create an arcade walk is animated by a floating light/signage ribbon.
At the north, a brewpub with taproom and mezzanine creates the transparent ‘lantern’ on Valmont. Several micro-restaurants stretching down the arcade toward S’PARK Place complete an indoor-outdoor dining scene. The plaza at Market will be activated by a stage plinth for spontaneous or scheduled music, and a fire pit at the taproom terrace.