IL MERCATO AL CENTRO

Spring 2015

University of Arkansas | Auburn University | Philadelphia University | University of Tennessee | University of Arkansas Rome Center | III Municipio Comune di Roma

50 American Architecture Students 5 Faculty + Local Professionals The local community 1 week of work.

A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL!

 

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Themes

Spatial

1) internal re­organization of the market: the space is very narrow for passage of people, have the stools are abandoned and there isn’t much light.

2) refurbishment of the public space surrounding the market: the space is very fragmented and in precarious condition.

 

Functional

1) identification of uses useful to the neighbourhood (artisans, services…): the market is heavily underused but could offer additional services.

2) functioning of short chain distribution: there is much agricultural production in the district and Rome in general

 

Communication

1) facade of the building expressing what is offered inside: the walls of the market are not very welcoming to potential clients.

2) tags for products of markets explaining origins and history: it could be interesting to create a narrative around the local products sold in the market.

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