Rendering of Markthal in the Netherlands.
MVRDV Rendering of Markthal in the Netherlands.

Markthal Opens: Dutch firm MVRDV designed an arched building in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, that opens today. The structure combines housing with an indoor/outdoor market space. [Designboom] In July, ARCHITECT columnist Aaron Betsky wrote, "The Markthal combines public and private space, and does so with a verve that I have rarely seen. Everybody and everything is part of the singular gesture of covering the market area, and that form is fully inhabited and filled with imagery." [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The private sector employment rose by 213,000 jobs in September, according to ADP and Moody's Analytics. [ARCHITECT] Archtober, New York's month-long architecture and design festival, starts today. [ARCHITECT]

Seven More Stories for Wednesday:

Rockville, Md.-based Grunley Construction Co. and Washington, D.C.-based Shalom Baranes Associates won the design-build contract to renovate St. Elizabeths' Center Building in Washington. [Washington Business Journal]

BCTION exhibited 70 artists across nine floors of a Tokyo office building before demolition in preparation for 2020 Olympics. [Spoon & Tamago]

Testing on a mile-long electric highway in Los Angeles is expected to begin next summer. [CityLab]

A museum in San Francisco's Presidio Officers' Club opens on Saturday, after the building underwent a $30 million rehabilitation. [San Francisco Chronicle]

New York's Guggenheim museum is expanding. [Hyperallergic]

ARCHITECT contributor Alexandra Lange interviews Phyllis Richardson about her book, Superlight: Rethinking How Our Homes Impact the Earth. [The New York Times]

Bjarke Ingels Group designed a building for Audemars Piguet in Switzerland that spirals "almost like the coil in the watch." [The New York Times]

Step Up, Step Down:

Zappos CEO and AIA Convention 2014 keynote speaker Tony Hsieh steps down from lead role at the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, which he founded. [Re/code]

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