South Melbourne Market Outdoor Food Hall

The new external food hall at the South Melbourne Market enhances an existing back-of-house entrance to the market, improving its public presence and providing external amenity for the adjoining food hall.

The timber structure has been designed using Design for Manufacture and Asssembly (DfMA) principals to allow for a quick site installation time, minimising disruption to the market trade.  The lattice timber elements were prefabricated with precision prior to assembly, with timber A-frames used instead of columns to reduce the need for costly and invasive footings.  The structural junctions were detailed and rebated seamlessly into the timberwork, also allowing for complete disassembly and re-installation if required in the future.

The canopy is designed to be reminiscent of a market pallette as an enduring icon of the market, with A-frames capturing views into and out of the space.   The roof includes skylit areas and lighting to create a warm atmosphere and highlight this new entrance to the market. 

Photography: Peter Bennetts

Client City of Port Phillip
Project South Melbourne Market Outdoors Food Hall
Location South Melbourne
Traditional Custodians  Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation