In 2015, the Richmond Farmer's Market was slated for renovationa and new architecture. The existing hardware presented the city with an opportunity for a new install somewhere else in the city, and they chose to create an open call for proposals.

In it's second life, we saw the Farmer's Market as a seed to create a civic green loop around the city--encouraging otherwise disparate socio-economic and geographic circles to connect in a common, public space. The significance of a pedestrian loop is that it empowers the citizen rather than the auto, and makes a flexible use area.

Our proposal looked at other similarly scaled farmer's markets that integrated with public space, such as Atlanta's Centennial Place. The ultimately goal of our study, much like the farmer's market itself, was to promote urban awareness the natural systems in and around the city center and a better utlization of the city's untapped civic resources.