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Santa Caterina Market renovation – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Santa Caterina Market renovation
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2005
Architect: Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabie EMBT
General Structural Engineer: Robert Brufau
Roof Engineer: Jose María Velaso
Housing Engineer: Miquel Llorens
Ceramic Manufacturer: Toni Cumella

AE Interests: Eccentric new roof flying over the walls of a neoclassical market, irregular arches with interior wood cladding and center bracing. It was an attempt by the city authorities to control complexity in the area’s development. The architects consolidated what had been the broken, irregular path of the unrealized avenue, in contrast to the urban-scale order that would have been imposed over the winding maze of medieval streets.

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Written by Annabel Cook

July 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

Posted in Built

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