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2019-2022 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

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The Sant Antoni Market building, built according to a project by the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and the engineer Josep M. Cornet i Mas, in 1882, is one of the most emblematic public buildings in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood. It occupies an entire island and is organised in the shape of a Greek cross, reproducing in geometry and dimension the layout of the Eixample alignments.

The cover. Over the years it had disfigured the original roof, replacing the tile with fiber-cement slabs. The project has recovered its two-tone ceramic tile finish, placed on wooden panels. The original wooden support straps have also been maintained where possible. Skylights have been redone on units that were once blinded.

The walls. The existence of an underground part of the bastion of Sant Antoni, and the corresponding escarpment, have been decisive elements in the final drafting of the project. It is proposed the complete the maintenance of the existing part of the bastion and the almost complete maintenance of the escarpment, making it possible to understand and revive the space of the moat of the wall. These pre-existences have been incorporated into the project as an opportunity to increase the public interest of the whole.

Three Markets. The proposal to organise the functional program of the Market is to make possible, for the first time, the cohabitation of the two markets (Fresh Market and Charm Market), inside, without disturbing each other. The proposed layout of the stops respects the central axes that allow us to perceive the full dimension of the diagonal of the island. On the outside, the Sunday Market is located under pergolas located on the perimeter of the island.

The section. The building shows the ability to interrelate the different uses it contains. In basement floors, the heights are combined to achieve a higher gauge in the loading and unloading area. A first basement is dedicated to the new commercial uses, civic centre and museum.

Author: Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes

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  1. Sant Antoni Market

    Josep Maria Cornet i Mas, Antoni Rovira i Trias

    The Sant Antoni market is located outside the gate of the wall that bore its name, on a spontaneous market that exists outside the walls and adjacent to what used to be the Madrid road (now Mistral Avenue). Rovira i Trias, who lost the competition for the Eixample district in Barcelona, takes over Ildefons Cerdà’s winning proposal by arranging, in the middle of the whole square that the market occupies, a dome in the form of a covered square, designed in collaboration with Josep M. Cornet i Mas and with analogous dimensions to those of a junction of the Eixample. Four symmetrical pavilions face the chamfers, as arranging them turned ninety degrees from the direction of the streets (i.e., diagonally) allows them to reach the maximum inscribable length on a square. The perimeter of the square is closed and the spaces between the fence and the façades of the market are treated as yards for unloading goods. Leaning on this perimeter fence, a perimeter canopy is set up where a well-known foreign market takes place. There you can find everything on Sunday mornings, and it is a sight to behold and a place to take in the city. The refurbishment has two underground floors under the archeologically restored market, with the refurbished stalls. Excavations for the site have uncovered remains of the bastion of the wall, which have been incorporated into the project. It demolishes the perimeter fence, preserving the canopy to open the old courtyards of goods and turn them into public squares. One of these depresses an entire floor to allow access to the remains of the bastion and becomes an access to a new commercial plinth. The refurbishment will show the whole of the perfectly restored old market and will value its side façades, which were initially closed, a service architecture that has been dignified over the years. The new architecture will strengthen the civic character and, at the same time, enhance the historical memory of the place.
  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions Parcials. Inclou Intervencions de Rehabilitació
  3. Rehabilitation of Sant Antoni Market

    Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes, Pere Joan Ravetllat i Mira, Carme Ribas i Seix

    Rehabilitation of Sant Antoni Market

    The Sant Antoni Market building, built according to a project by the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and the engineer Josep M. Cornet i Mas, in 1882, is one of the most emblematic public buildings in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood. It occupies an entire island and is organised in the shape of a Greek cross, reproducing in geometry and dimension the layout of the Eixample alignments. The cover. Over the years it had disfigured the original roof, replacing the tile with fiber-cement slabs. The project has recovered its two-tone ceramic tile finish, placed on wooden panels. The original wooden support straps have also been maintained where possible. Skylights have been redone on units that were once blinded. The walls. The existence of an underground part of the bastion of Sant Antoni, and the corresponding escarpment, have been decisive elements in the final drafting of the project. It is proposed the complete the maintenance of the existing part of the bastion and the almost complete maintenance of the escarpment, making it possible to understand and revive the space of the moat of the wall. These pre-existences have been incorporated into the project as an opportunity to increase the public interest of the whole. Three Markets. The proposal to organise the functional program of the Market is to make possible, for the first time, the cohabitation of the two markets (Fresh Market and Charm Market), inside, without disturbing each other. The proposed layout of the stops respects the central axes that allow us to perceive the full dimension of the diagonal of the island. On the outside, the Sunday Market is located under pergolas located on the perimeter of the island. The section. The building shows the ability to interrelate the different uses it contains. In basement floors, the heights are combined to achieve a higher gauge in the loading and unloading area. A first basement is dedicated to the new commercial uses, civic centre and museum.
  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted

Audiovisual

  • La història del Mercat de Sant Antoni | betevé

    3:09

    La història del Mercat de Sant Antoni | betevé

  • El primer mercat de l'Eixample - Va passar aquí | betevé

    4:45

    El primer mercat de l'Eixample - Va passar aquí | betevé

  • Mercat de Sant Antoni - Pere Joan Ravetllat (Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectes)

    3:04

    Mercat de Sant Antoni - Pere Joan Ravetllat (Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectes)