Awesome Centenarian Marketplace in Barcelona by b720 Arquitectos

Spanish firm b720 Arquitectos has redesigned Barcelona’s legendary flea market called Els Encants Vells. Set in a new 800sqm location, the centenarian marketplace was created with sculptural metallic leaves striking enough for clients to have a second look. The main objective of the project was to maintain the open nature of the current outdoor market Els Encants. Its best feature would have to be the almost 25-meter high canopy that protects the market personnel and shoppers from the sunlight. The team designed a continuous commercial area with slightly inclined planes that intertwine and generate an endless loop that link the stalls and small shops. The blurred levels of the various entrances were created by bending the square deck and reconciling the different levels of the streets around the perimeter.

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Photos by Rafael Vargas via urdesign

 

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