MARKET, TO MARKET
Broadway Marketplace, Denver, Colorado, 1994
Carolyn 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.