Bouwer Architects

Lourensford Harvest Market

 

The  Lourensford  Harvest  Market,  a  fresh  produce  and  craft  market,  made  its  debut  at  Lourensford  Estate  in  Somerset  West,  in  October  2014.  Very  successful  an soon  bursting  out  of  its  seems,  the  Market  needed  an  upgrade.  Almost  a  year  later,  after  serious  damage  to  the  shade  netting    due  to  a  severe  storm,  (some would  say  a  little  divine  intervention),  it  provided  the  perfect  opportunity  to  not  only  restore,  but  significantly  improve  the  market.  

A  new  high  level,  roof,  following  the  outline  of  the  existing  structure,    was  proposed.  This  provides  a  more  permanent  solution  for  shade  and  protection  from  the  elements,  while  still  keeping  the  outdoor  feel  of  a  market.  A  strip  of  translucent  sheeting  in  the  roof  ,  allows  adequate  light  into  the  space.  The  additions  of  three  large,  deciduous  trees  in  the  middle,  gives  a  soft  contrast  to  the  steel  and  metal  sheeting  structure.  

 

 
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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Upgrading of elements such as a prominent open stormwater channel and existing parking areas adds to the overall aesthetics of the farm.

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