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Encants Market / JDS Architects

Encants Market / JDS Architects
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© JDS Architects

For JDS Architects Encants Market in Barcelona, the firm employs their conventional strong geometry to create an open market place.  The occupiable  roof measures 7 meters in thickness and contains about half of the market’s activity (the other half occurs between the roof and the parking level).  Inside, a ramp brings visitors to ground level, echoing the same circulation ideas found in Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York Guggenheim.  From ground level, the open sides of the market create a feeling of permeability, allowing easy access for those passing by.

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As seen on designboom. Be sure to check out more JDS Architects’ projects here.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Encants Market / JDS Architects" 12 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/77648/encants-market-jds-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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