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Mercat Encants – Gran Via-Pl de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain

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Mercat Enchant  Mercat Enchant_02
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Building: Mercat Encants
Location: Gran Via-Pl de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2013
Architect: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: BOMA
ME Engineer: JG

AE Interests: Suspended canopy, intertwining floors connected by ramps, stainless steal golden mirrors, post-tension sandwich slabs

Design Intentions: Preserve the market’s soul, dignify its role in Barcelona’s civic life, make it a large public space as opposed to a “commercial building”, provide it with a strong visual identity, contribute to formalising the future Glories Square

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Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Posted in Built

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