8th Street Market

Oklahoma, USA. 2017

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2017
  • Clients: 3 NE 8th Street, LLC

The 8th Street Market takes an underutilised warehouse building in downtown Oklahoma City and reinvents it as flexible space for restaurants, retail, and brewery space and taproom for Prairie Artisan Ales. The building sits on a site that slopes steeply to the bordering railway tracks, limiting the accessible street frontage. As a reaction to this—and the changing focus of the neighbourhood—a new entrance is cut into the east elevation, linking the existing parking lot to a new internal ‘street’ of common area. This street feeds into the units, and is enlivened by them, with restaurant and bar seating areas meeting at the heart of the building. Natural light is introduced into the space by the inclusion of a large north-facing rooflight, and the restoration of existing skylights. The street is announced on the façade on both sides of the building, with the new planted entrance portal to the east, and a similar pergola structure on the west creating cover to a raised patio; both ends have large glazed garage doors that can be opened in suitable weather to blur the distinction between inside and outside.

Awards

ULI Oklahoma Impact Award - Small Scale Rehabilitation Award 2019

ULI Oklahoma Impact Award - Small Scale Rehabilitation Award 2019


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