Santa Caterina Market and neighborhood: old Town renovation

Barcelona
Foto © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Foto © Alex Gaultier
Foto © Alex Gaultier
Foto © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Foto © Alex Gaultier
Foto © Alex Gaultier
Foto © Alex Gaultier
Architetti
Miralles/Tagliabue - EMBT
Indirizzo
Avinguda Francesc Cambó S/N, 08001 Barcelona
Anno
2005
Costo
1M - 100M
Piani
1-5 Piani

A competition was opened to restore the Santa Caterina city market located in the old quarter of Barcelona in 1997. EMBT won the bid with a proposal that aimed at incorporating the extreme complexity of the setting itself by creating a commercial market complemented by a residential zone and public spaces that integrated all the activities of the neighborhood. The project maintains parts of the existing structure and the architects proposed a new and creative render of the area which respected the history and context of the site. The proposal superimposes new architecture on old, mixes them, and comes up with a conglomerate, a hybrid that accentuates usefulness and is contemporary. The interior distribution of the market was reorganized; there are fewer stands but the access and service systems are rationalized; the surface area of public spaces gains ground and communicates with the Avinguda Francesc Cambó, an important transitional vein in the neighborhood also surrounded by a dense network of narrow streets

Progetti collegati

  • Perrondach Bahnhof Filisur
    Walter Bieler AG
  • Paul Reinhart Dreifach-Sporthalle
    Walter Bieler AG
  • Projektwettbewerb Campus Motel NTB
    FELIX PARTNER Architektur und Design
  • Volksschule Maria Grün
    BERKTOLD WEBER Architekten
  • Stereokitchen
    Paul Kaloustian Architect

Rivista

Altri progetti di Miralles/Tagliabue - EMBT

Hafencity public spaces
Hamburg, Germania
Spanish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010
Shanghai, China
Scottish Parliament Building
Edinburgh, Great Britain