BORN MARKET SURROUNDINGS

VORA

Photos courtesy of Adrià Goula

BORN MARKET SURROUNDINGS

VORAarchmarathonVORA
Sant Pere Més alt 62
bxs-entl 08003 Barcelona, Spain
www.vora.cat
Category:
Urban design
Project selected:
BORN MARKET SURROUNDINGS
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Year:
2013

The urbanization of the Mercat del Born surroundings is part of a regenerating strategy of a city area which has been at a standstill for many years due to the lack of use of the market and the inaccessibility to the Parc de la Ciutadella. The market building, which contains a considerable part of medieval city, dating back to 1714, has been re-opened as a cultural and historic centre. The re- opening, at a urban level, offers a large, covered public space, framed by a cohesive architectural plan: the so-called porches Fontserè. The objective of the project is to answer to the potentials and necessities generated in the public space by the utilization of the building as a cultural centre. This answer is based on 3 strategies:
1. Connectivity and permeability
2. Centrality and identity
3. Flexibility and functionality.