b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos unveils design for new market in Barcelona

b720 just informed us that they won the ideas competition for the new Market dels Encants in Barcelona, , commissioned by the city.

Near the iconic Agbar Tower, the project develops as a continuous platform that deals with the topography of the site, covered with a big roof that unifies all the activities on this platform. The roof varies its inclination in order to reflect different views and daylight changes.

Sadly, this is the only picture available. More information soon, as b720 is developing the executive project.

b720 is a spanish studio lead by Fermín Vázquez. They have worked with Jean Nouvel (Agbar Tower, MNCARS) and David Chipperfield (America´s Cup Building, Justice City Complex, AV Campus, among others) as local architects.

Cite: Basulto, David. "b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos unveils design for new market in Barcelona" 14 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=885>


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    The Los Arqueros Shopping Village, designed by the B720 team, is being built in front of our home. We are worried because the design looks extremely ugly. According to the website, these huge buildings have flat roofs, which means that we will look down onto a sea of concrete or other unsightly material. We would be grateful for any further information about the design of these buildings, and hope that it will not look as awful as the website suggests. It is out of proportion and out of character with the area, despite the developer´s assertions to the contrary. Thank you very much for your help.
    David and Karen McLaughlan

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    I am pretty familiar with Barcelona and I know that there is a large elevated highway really close to the site and no large green park. So it will be good to see more information on this project as I can’t quite tell what is going on.

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    David & Karen :

    Barcelona tiene lugares para vivir, mucho mas interesantes que ese….

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