Mercado del Born Square / Vora

Mercado del Born Square / Vora

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 12

Public Space  · 
Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: Vora
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs photographs: Adrià Goula
  • Engineers

    PCG arquitectura e ingeniería
  • Budget Control

    PCG arquitectura e ingeniería
  • Lighting Project

  • Vegetation Project

    Josep Selga
  • Arqueology

    Isidre Pastor
  • Contractor

  • Building Coordination Architects

    Toni Riba
  • Building Coordination Engineers

    Federico Giacomelli
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© Adrià Goula
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Text description provided by the architects. The urbanization of the streets surrounding the old Born Market has the goal to respond to needs and potentials, which an opening of a renovated building like Born Cultural Center will generate in public space.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Connectivity and permeability.

Traffic in the Comerç Street infront of the market has been eliminated and the pedestrian space was included in the continuum of the rest of the district, up to the limit of the Citadel Park.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Centrality and identity

There has been created a vacuum around the building to highlight its monumentality. The paving is an element of connection to history and memory of the place.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Flexibility and functionality

The project was defined with the premise to promote maximum diversity of uses. With the launch of BornCC the current uses were intensified and new ones appeared. The open space, the single platform and the character of the plaza strengthen this diversity.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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Project location

Address: Mercat del Born, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Mercado del Born Square / Vora" 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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