8TH STREET MARKET | HUFFT

 

AWARDS
AIA CENTRAL STATES DESIGN AWARDS / EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE_MERIT AWARD / 2017

 
 

THE PROJECT

LOCATION             
    BENTONVILLE ARKANSAS
SQUARE FOOTAGE
    75,000 SF
OPENED
    2016  
PHOTOGRAPHY
    JAKE FARMER / HUFFT

DESIGN ARCHITECT                     
   
 HUFFT  |  KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
CONTRACTOR
   
NABHOLZ CONSTRUCTION
CIVIL ENGINEER
    CEI ENGINEERING
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
    ECOLOGICAL DESIGN GROUP
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    J&M ENGINEERING
MEP ENGINEER
    HENDERSON ENGINEERS
                               

 

THE STORY

A renovation of a blighted Tyson Foods plant, the 8th Street Market is a 75,000sf foodhub that combines food production, brewery, retail and restaurants with a culinary arts school. The design creates a destination for the public catalyzed by increased interest in food production and an adjacent bike trail system.

The main vehicles for the transformation are the Courtyard, Skylight, and Vine. The Courtyard is a new insertion that demarcates the brewery, establishes an entrance for the school, and creates 320 ft of storefront. The Skylight transforms an existing mechanical opening into a real estate asset. The Vine is a 580 ft shad structure that creates a covered band of activity. Inspired by a combination of traditional market typology and agricultural vernacular it provides opportunities for interaction while integrating site amenities. The perforations are an abstraction of Arkansas’ Buffalo River, designed with a local artist and fabricated by Zahner.

 

FULL PROJECT GALLERY

 

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