To Market, To Market
TO MARKET, TO MARKET (1994) Broadway Marketplace, Denver, Colorado
Dimensions: 7 panels, each 6’ x 14’-6”
Commissioning Agency: Homart Development and Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA)
Braaksma designed seven precast concrete wall panels, each 6′ high by 14.5′ long, to provide the corner identification for a commercial venture at Bannock Street and Alameda Avenue. The panels evoke the past mixed use and current commercial functions of the site. The images include fruits, vegetables, a pig’s head and a lobster in the della Robbia style, a visual reference to historic terra cotta once prevalent in the neighborhood. The text further refers to marketing and grocery shopping, crucial parts of the area’s past and present character. To Market received a 1995 ACI Special Recognition award for its artistic use of concrete.