Oxbow Public Market is a specialty food marketplace showcasing local artisan food and wine producers, and located in Napa’s Oxbow district adjacent to the Napa River. The Market Hall, a contemporary low-slung metal shed building, and the terra cotta-clad Wine Pavilion take their cues from classic agricultural building typology, and use pre-engineered metal building technology for their unique open-span interiors.
Located in a flood plain, the building by necessity sits atop a podium, which created opportunity for a wrap-around promenade encouraging market activity at the exterior. The exterior is made up of durable, industrial materials such as terra cotta block, board formed concrete, steel and glass. The Market’s northern deck takes full advantage of the site’s proximity to the river.