Pulo Market in Zhengzhou by A9a rchitects

In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million in the heart of China, A9a rchitects have reinterpreted the typology of the Asian courtyard house. Pulo market comprises three structures that loosely enclose a courtyard. The hybrid steel-and-wood construction makes possible the extensive openness of the buildings, an openness that creates a place for the community in the existing neighbourhood.