Central Market: Catalyst for Urban Change
The Florence Central Market is now conveniently placed at the centre of a local transport node that reconnects it to the surrounding communities.
The building is internally planned to enhance pedestrian flow and access within it along with clearly sign-posted food categories and zones. The hours of opening are greatly extended to allow city workers to shop before and after work. The central pavilion is opened up to reveal the original grand architectural space. Fan shelters populate the piazza creating comfortable spaces for the outdoor market during the day and the entertainment program at night.