© 2019 by Lingfan Jiang

Food Market and Hotel Tower

With the development of modern architecture, steel and concrete continue to serve as the primary materials for large scale construction across the globe. Although the spatial, aesthetic, and structural affordances of these materials are universally accepted, the ecological impact of their productions is increasingly difficult to ignore.

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The project is located in Montreal, a city with rich food culture. The combination of hotel and market enables visitors to experience the local food even within the neighborhood. However, Montreal is also one of the cities that has long-lasting winters with server climate. To cope with the natural factors, Montreal has a well-developed underground city. I was then intended to treat the project as another node in the underground network which made it possible to use the market all-year-round.