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market hybrid

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Here is a market in Rotterdam by the architects MVRDV.  It mixes where you live with where you buy fresh produce.  That sounds logical enough:  everyone knows and always has – even through the centuries – that your house should be near your green grocer.  That way you can walk and get your veggies.

Come to think of it, there have been a couple of dark moments in history when planners and developers and designers thought that markets and houses should be kept separate and convinced literally everybody that that was a good idea.  I hope we’re past those moments; they weren’t that long ago.  This market is the the happy manifesto for reintegration.


Written by Peter Rudd

January 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

Posted in the city

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