Studio Fuksas’ Markthauser Complex is Clad in an Ultra Modern Ceramic Facade

by , 06/01/11

Markthäuser, Rebstockplatz, green atrium design, Urban renewal, terracotta facade, strip building facade, day lit central atrum, Mainz green building, Studio Fuksas, eco mixed use, German urban green design,

At first the building looks jarringly out-of-place when set against the old city’s vernacular — but on closer examination the design strives to forge a harmonious link with the past. Unlike some of its bland late-century concrete neighbors, the building is bright and airy, and it features an inviting street front that funnels visitors into the light-filled atrium. The project’s simple, abstract horizontal strips and classically sloped roof create contrast with the older buildings while transitioning from old to new and from concrete to cut stone.

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