The New Sneinton Market
The area surrounding the Sneinton Wholesale Market has been in decline in recent years. Recent efforts to reinvigorate this area have been met with mixed opinion and success. A culturally diverse community, the people of Sneinton have fought to keep a sense of community alive through small markets and festivals in the market square adjacent the now defunct wholesale market and the Victoria Leisure Centre, itself of unknown fate.
The rich history and cultural diversity is a risk of loss with uncertainty over the wholesale market which is now host to a contrasting variety of specialist small businesses and cut-price shops. As the market deteriorates through neglect and vandalism, the people of Sneinton cry out to save what is form them an important part of the community.
The project addresses the new Sneinton Market, developing the disused wholesale market for a wide range of uses, promoting the cultural and artistic aims of the community. In particular, the Market will host a collection of artefacts collected by the community, which help to address the past and future of Sneinton. Collecting memories and aspirations in physical and recorded form provides an insight into Sneinton now and in the future. A flexible design of market stalls will allow for the display of the artefacts during the active use of the stalls. These stalls will create an interface between the inside and outside of the buildings as a modular piece of furniture.
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The stages of the project are presented through a series of booklets, physical items to be handled at the review.
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A panel was created for the final stage. The central conceptual image is a collage of the interior spaces brought together to describe interactions and shared qualities.View Gallery.