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Rubí Market and Town Hall Offices / MiAS Arquitectes

  • 00:00 - 9 June, 2011
Rubí Market and Town Hall Offices / MiAS Arquitectes
Rubí Market and Town Hall Offices / MiAS Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rubí, Spain
  • Architect

    MiAS Arquitectes / Josep Miàs
  • Project Leader

    Silvia Brandi
  • Project Team

    Adriana Porta, Maria Chiara Zilliani, Pablo Varesi, Fausto Raposo, Mafalda Batista, Barbara Fachada, Baptiste Marconnet
  • Structural Consultants

  • Technical Architect

    Carles Bou
  • Client

    Rubí Town Hall
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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Text description provided by the architects. Rubí local market is in a central urban position. It is in a triangular plot, which gives the market the same shape. In the northern side, before the intervention, there was an excavated unbuilt and residual space that was not used. The project proposed building a two-storied underground parking area, connected to the existing one. Above the new parking area the enlargement of the market was built. The project includes the refurbishment of the lower floors in order to integrate them into the parking, installing refrigerators and waste processors.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

This new square, over the underground parking will be the new outdoors hall of the market. Its geometry tries to make the slope walkable and suitable as a public space. In addition, it is an extension of the commercial activities inside the market, giving enough space for fairs and occasional outdoor commercial events.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

With this project, the market changes its orientation, situating the main entrance in the square. This extension is almost like a façade-building, with new city hall and market administration offices, which lie on the northern side of the plot. This building then occupies the frontal area, growing higher than the existing market so that it becomes something like a three level placard. On the ground floor, the building has commercial spaces related to the existent market activity, and the main access to the market and to the underground parking.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

We have built a sort of urban beach, where people would lie and sunbathe, wander, play. It is a new topography made of sand and pavement that landmark a water building, something like a wavy front. This is a transparent blue building, where foam is still shining.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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Cite: "Rubí Market and Town Hall Offices / MiAS Arquitectes" 09 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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