Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos

Conceived as a space to house expressions of the rich contemporary and Mexican gastronomic culture, Mercado Roma gives special emphasis to the sense of community and collaboration. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and conceptualized by Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design, the space is created to gather selected partners and vendors so they can offer their best products. The space is also designed to favor encounters, exchanges, interactions and relationships making the experience a more meaningful one.

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“Mercado Roma is meant to be a catalyzer and detonator to the community. The market seeks to integrate local efforts and launch them from a contemporary platform rooted in cultural traditions and the collective history of a nation”. Ignacio Cadena.

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This project is the result of a strong collaborative process that merges multiple fields of design: architecture, engineering, industrial and graphic design, illustrators among others. An industrial space, formerly occupied by the well known Bar Leon, in Colonia Roma, has been repurposed for this project. The street level houses fifty three vending stalls configured in an organic and fluid arrangement, which reinterprets the grid of the traditional market. The two upper levels house a couple of restaurants and roof deck. The project also includes and open air space surrounded by a fully functional vertical vegetable garden, from which fresh produce will be harvest to then be sold at the market, thus completing the cycle of production-distribution-retail.

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“We see this as a great opportunity to create a contemporary market in Mexico, where the concept will position it, as a community reference offering high quality products”. Gerardo Salinas

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Mercado Roma is currently under construction and it is anticipated to open to the public later this year.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Rojkind Arquitectos - Michel Rojkind (Founding Partner), Gerardo Salinas (Partner), Barbara Trujillo, Adrian Aguilar, Adrián Krezlik, Rodrigo Flores, Rodrigo Medina, Andrea León, Beatriz Zavala, Rosalba Rojas (Media). Chic by accident - Emmanuel Picault, Ludwig Godefroy
  • Furniture

    AGENT - Alberto Villareal (Creative Director), Felipe Castañeda, Paul Rocco - Rodrigo Berrondo, Pablo Igartúa
  • Branding & Graphic Design

    Cadena Concept Design
  • Structural Engineering

    Maximiliano Tenenbaum Rosenfeld
  • Lighting

    Luz + Forma
  • Floor Design

    Cecilia León de la Barra
  • Vertical Orchard

    Huertos Concretos
  • Program

  • Status

    Under construction
  • Construction Area

    1,750 sqm
  • Client

    Carlos Sacal, Alberto Sacal, Salomón Sacal
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

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Address:Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos" 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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