The Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico is slated to become the state’s first artisanal food hall upon its opening in February 2020. Set in a former lumber warehouse located in the Sawmill District, the new urban market aims to bring a new dining experience to the city.
New York- based design studio Islyn used the existing Sawmill building as the architectural base and then layered in a soft color palette reminiscent of the area, including blush tones that can be found in a quiet hidden cocktail bar. Handmade natural tiles and metals with patinas are threaded throughout the space to emphasize the feeling of craft, while Native American art can be found in subtle accents and touches.
Now reimagined with an industrial aesthetic, the space spans more than 33,000 square feet. As an homage to its sawmill heritage, regional design vernaculars will also be considered. Floor-to-ceiling steel windows will infuse natural light across the open interior, while garage doors will lead to patios and ample outdoor space populated with pinon wood-burning fireplaces.