RURAL FARMER’S MARKET
Zaoksky district, Tula region
total area: 1095 m²
program: farmer's market, agrohab
project type: architectural concept, working project
The emergence of a farmer's market in the Tula region contributes to the development of the smallest and most unprotected market segment - farms and local small businesses. The foreground of the market was the traditional gable wooden stall - a typical old-fashioned place of trade.
In the architecture of the market forms similar to these stalls are connected into one building, preserving a similarity. Which symbolizes the unity and common interests of many different farmers.
The architecture of the farmer's market reflects the modern values of trade in the food segment, where today «manual» products and individuality are valued. At the same time the form of the building reflected the idea of rural cooperation, where each farmer is primarily individual, but with everyone together, because the cooperative method of management helps everyone find their own consumer, respond to market conditions.
The second principle of shaping was the principle of open form. Initially, in order to save budget, only a roof canopy was built, equipped with all the necessary infrastructure. Further, this canopy began to turn into closed and warm premises, the need for which arose as the market economy grew.
Thus, farmers whose products are sold on the market themselves decided what volume should be fenced off from precipitation and cold, and erected glass walls. So, in the first year after the opening, a cafe and bakery appeared, adapted to sell products at any time of the year and weather. The next year, part of the agricultural sales zone was also fenced off with stained glass windows, and now the market is adapted for the sale of farm products all year round.
An important element of the market is greening and landscaping of the surrounding area. Since the market stands in a wasteland, green spaces have a special role to play in shaping and ensuring the human scale and comfort of visitors, especially in conditions of strong winds.
The construction of the market building involves retail space with sales zones for farm products and agricultural materials, a cafe, a laboratory for checking product quality, a playground, an area for seasonal events and holidays, a recreation area, bathrooms, as well as an economic area, including an office, warehouse and workshops. These functions allow the market to become not only a place of trade, but also a public center where new connections are formed, projects arise, ideas are invented and opportunities are located. In front of the building is a small area for temporary art objects.
In the architecture of the market, we manifested democracy, environmental friendliness and cooperation as a model of a new rural way.
In 2018 the project of the Tula farmers' market received the Grand Prix of the ARCHIWOOD competition for the best wooden architecture of the year in the nomination «Public structures made of wood».
In 2019 the project entered the top 15 best projects of young bureaus that are changing cities right now, according to Strelka & Archdaily Awards.
In 2020 the project was nominated by archdaily.com magazine for the competition «Best building of 2020»
Kochurkin Anton - Project manager
Moseshvili Maximilian - leading architect
Zlatkin Alexander - specialist in integrated design
Balovneva Elena - architect
Tkachev Anton - designer
Denisov Andrey - designer
Kitashova Evgenia - technologist
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© 2018 project team «8 lines»