Architects HGW | Hanna Gabriel Wells | Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

Ocean Beach, San Diego, California
2001 AIA San Diego Award of Merit
2003 AIA San Diego Award of Merit
2004 AIA San Diego Socially Responsive Building Award
2003 AIA California- Energy Efficiency Award

Supporting the mission of this member owned COOP, the market is designed around a central ‘market hall’ where the activities of staff and customer are communal and visible. This small neighborhood market is made more efficient by removing columns from the market spaces and supporting the mezzanine from the roof structure above. The design of the open market hall allows for natural day lighting and natural ventilation, eliminating the need for air conditioning, and maximizing energy efficiency.