The Waterloo Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has commissioned London-based studio Aberrant Architecture to design a new “roaming market” stall for the Lower Marsh Market in Waterloo, London. The new structure, a vivid blue mobile steel stall, is inspired by “totem” structures found on London’s historic street markets and Lambeth’s rich history of fortune tellers and mystics that used to be in the area in the sixteenth century.
Reusing the structure of a trailer chassis, and featuring a bespoke steel staircase with collpsible balustrades which allow for an extreme flexibility, the new "roaming market" will act as a local information point. Once it has arrived at its site, it will unfold into a multi-functional stall incorporating a covered seating area with built-in chess board, a stage on the roof for hosting events and performances and a “chicken” signpost for guiding people around the local area.
Aberrant Architecture: Roaming Market
Waterloo Quarter Food Festival
Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London