The Rathbone Market Project
Architect: CZWG Architects
The Market Square is a large space, dominated by two towering London Plane trees. It is orientated north; towards the activity of Barking Road and away from the noise of the elevated A13. For this reason it has been important for us to create a space which is bright and sunny, even on the gloomiest of days.
Using the Roman Brick - what the architect had to say…
Lignacite’s Roman Brick is just the material we needed for Rathbone Market.
Phase Two of the project sees the creation of the two connected public spaces at the heart of the overall development: a redefined market square and a new space welcoming the exit from an existing subway which runs beneath the A13 to the south of the site.
Two more buildings continue the undulating ribbon which defines the public spaces and communal residents’ gardens. Whilst Phase One, ‘Vermilion’, was all about a shiny lightweight metal skin reaching for the sky, Phase Two is all about connecting with the ground, bringing people up and into the development from the subway or providing a robust setting for the activities of the market.