Pepper Place Market

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Committed to equitable food access, Pepper Place Market in Birmingham, Alabama, supports more than 100 local producers,  serving approximately 10,000 shoppers each week. MASS Design Group engaged with the market on a collaborative design process to help create a pocket park anchored by an open-air market pavilion, connected to an existing trail system. 

By producing permanent market infrastructure including an operational kitchen, the new pavilion will ensure year-round programming and orient future development around a center of gravity in a key city location.

The central pavilion features tiles and wooden beams locally sourced and fabricated by local business, echoing the thoughtful consideration of ingredients of the “slow food” principles that the market espouses. Glass walls and bifold doors create a transparent enclosure to the market’s interior, allowing the facility to operate year round. Adjacent to the core pavilion are outdoor community gardens to help encourage residents to participate in the growth and distribution of Birmingham’s food systems, as well as additional vendor space for the summer months.

Read more about Pepper Place Market in ARCHITECT Magazine.

Project Details

33.5207, -86.8025

Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Year: 2020

Status: In Progress

Size: 9,500 sq.ft.

Program: Open-air pavilion designed to catalyze business growth and promote equitable food access

Pepper Place Market