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Part 1 Project 2003
Ed Butler
Afra van ‘t Land
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
The building is a hybrid of culture and commerce, fundamentals of the Agora, and fuses market spaces, performance areas and movement, creating a new dialogue of interaction between each condition, integrated within the urban fabric of Liverpool.
An existing street becomes arcaded retail and an important link with the city’s existing retail, it’s linear continuation forming a reinterpreted ‘Stoa’, a horizontally and vertically traversable market, flexible and expandable by virtue of it’s standard container unit construction.
Opposing the modular, standardised nature of the ‘Stoa’, programmatic and structural uncertainties of the auction gallery and theatre auditorium direct the flow of movement.

Ed Butler
Afra van ‘t Land


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