International Food Market
This brutalist-style building complex was built in the late 1970s and renovated in the early 1990s. Since then, the building’s central atrium plaza became disused and only a space for passing through.
The project re-envisions the atrium as a public space for workers and visitors to come together and create a community and a space to gather with a strong connection to the outdoors. Work-life balance is demanded, access and openness prevail over isolation and separation. The live-work-play environment is a norm, and spaces are designed with wellness as a priority. Nearly 50 years later, we begin a repositioning project in the public areas.
Following our client's directive to heighten this property’s desirability and attract renewed market attention, our design is focused on these expectations. The result will be a destination space connected to the urban fabric, the desired home for the present tenants, and an indispensable city-life destination for the community.