Market Square, Northampton

Our short-listed competition entry aims to restore Northampton’s market square into the generous open space it once was. To do this, we proposed replacing the fixed market stalls with mobile trailers that disappear when the market is not in use.

The square is re-paved in a variety of textures and planted with mature trees, revealing the fine buildings that surround it. The square becomes safe, impressive and a location for a variety of events – a new outdoor “living room” for the people of Northampton.