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Rubí Central Market and Square


Awards

  • 2011 Building of the Year Archdaily - Selected
  • 2011 Work of the Year Plataforma Arquitectura - Selected
 

Rubí local market is in a central urban position. It is in a triangular plot, which gives the market the same shape. In the northern side, before the intervention, there was an excavated unbuilt and residual space which was not used. The project proposes building an underground two-storeyed parking, connected to the existing one. Over the new parking, the enlargement of the market is built. The project includes the refurbishment of the lower floors in order to integrate them into the parking, installing refrigerators and waste processors. This new square, over the underground parking, will be the new outdoors hall of the market. Its geometry tries to make the slope walkable and suitable as a public space. In addition, it is an extension of the commercial activities inside the market, giving enough space for fairs and occasional outdoor commercial events. With this project the market changes its orientation, having the main entrance in the square. So then, this extension is almost like a façade-building, with new city hall and market administration offices, which lies on the northern side of the plot. This building, then, occupies the frontal area, growing higher than the existing market so that it becomes something like a three level placard. In the ground floor, the building has commercial spaces related to the existent market activity, and the main access to the market and to the underground parking.

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