Broadway Market – Baltimore, MD
Exterior Wall Cladding:
reSAWN’s custom shou sugi ban charred Accoya®
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 3/4″ thick x +/- 5-3/8″ wide x 8′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove
Located in the heart of Fells Point, Broadway Market is one of the first public markets in Baltimore, dating back to 1786. In operation before the city’s health department and even the mayor’s office, the markets continue to maintain a tradition for which Baltimore is famous.
In the developing stages of Baltimore, tradespeople needed a common meeting place. Thus, the idea of a market house was born, a public lottery-funded construction which opened in 1763. The markets served as the city’s major source of food and were the destination of farmers from nearby counties to sell livestock and produce.
Today, six Baltimore City Public Markets remain. The markets have evolved over the past two centuries; but they are now, as they have been throughout the city’s history, a significant institution that reflects the past and future character of Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
The markets feature a wide range of products, including local produce, high-quality meats and fresh seafood, Baltimore’s world-famous crabcakes, wine, and cheese. You can also find specialty items unique to each market, such as authentic ethnic delicacies, tripe, beef tongue, rabbit and even muskrat.
PI.KL Architects chose to clad the exterior with reSAWN’s custom shou sugi ban charred Accoya wood which creates a dramatic, modern aesthetic.
reSAWN’s custom charred Accoya® adds a sleek, black aesthetic to the exterior face of the market. Accoya® is wood, but not as you know it. It is modified timber in which a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology, enables it to it resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades. Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater, its performance and properties are remarkable.
PI.KL Studio is a full-service architecture design studio in Baltimore MD that pursues integrated design strategies for the urban environment. They provide full architectural design services from pre-design to construction documentation and administration.