Sant Antoni Sunday Market / Ravetllat Ribas Architects

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Ravetllat Ribas Architects
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Area: 1,917.95 sqm
Project Team: Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas, Olga Schmid
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula

The relocation of Sant Antoni Sunday Market needed a site located near the old Market, which is nowadays being refurbished by our office. Only hosting a sales area one morning a week, it was needed to put in place reversible solutions that do not alter the space in its weekly configuration.

© Adrià Goula

These assumptions lead to consider the covering of the central road of Urgell Street, which is closed to traffic every Sunday and keeps its intensive traffic role the rest of the days. In order to safeguard the Sunday activity we covered the central area of the street with a light roof, supported by arcades on the sidewalks. The structure is permanent, but there is a partially retractable roof that can reduce its surface during weekdays and increase the coverage to the market stalls on Sundays.

© Adrià Goula

The structure is always situated above 4.50 meters in height, to respect the required gauge in this type of urban roads. Under the roof we provided a maintenance gateway containing the engines for retractable panels and projectors that enhance the lighting of the street, which can be replaced without interrupting the traffic.


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Cite: "Sant Antoni Sunday Market / Ravetllat Ribas Architects" 19 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Andrea Polato Tugnolo

    Every two weeks I’m there and I never noticed the graphics on the ceiling, too much things to search.

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