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Vila Nova de Famalicão Municipal Market Rehabilitation Project / Rui Mendes Ribeiro

Vila Nova de Famalicão Municipal Market Rehabilitation Project / Rui Mendes Ribeiro

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Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
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Historical Background
Opened on September 21st of 1952, the construction of the Famalicão Municipal Market had a dual purpose: on one hand to decongest the old fairgrounds (nowadays D. Maria II Square) and on the other hand to make a more pleasant space with better hygienic conditions.

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Plan - Ground floor
Plan - Ground floor
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© Ivo Tavares Studio
Section C3
Section C3
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© Ivo Tavares Studio

After a golden period, the Market presented itself, at the date of the intervention, as an obsolete space without a dynamic capacity to attract new and diversified consumers.

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Urban Context
The main building consists of three contiguous rectangular bodies, with a turret that bears the City's coat of arms, which marks the transition between D. Maria II Square and Capitão Manuel Carvalho Street.
At a higher elevation, the access to the Market's courtyard (Square) is made through two entrances - to the North, by the captain Manuel Carvalho Street and to the West, by the D. Maria II Square.

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 The courtyard, at a lower level, was supported by three buildings in which was sold meat, fish and fruit.
The main volume, which was maintained and rehabilitated in the architectural Project, takes form of a broken line in blueprint, but in a higher level it accompanies the street front. The interior spaces are occupied by several commercial establishments (street stores).

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Concept
The intervention on the Famalicão Municipal Market aimed its rehabilitation, with the premise of enhancing its architectural character and improving the existing conditions.

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Section C1
Section C1
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© Ivo Tavares Studio

Thus, in addition to the intervention on the existing building, a new metallic structure was built, guaranteeing the ability to meet the needs of the permanent and cyclical Market and still allow the opening of a new urban front to Marechal Humberto Delgado Avenue and Mouzinho de Albuquerque Square.

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© Ivo Tavares Studio
Section C2
Section C2
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© Ivo Tavares Studio

The coating of this new body guarantees the shading and waterproofing of the space and has as reference the pre-existing triangular module of the turret, which also allows a greater integration in the surroundings.

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© Ivo Tavares Studio

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Project location

Address:4760 Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

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Cite: "Vila Nova de Famalicão Municipal Market Rehabilitation Project / Rui Mendes Ribeiro" [Projeto de Reabilitação do Mercado Municipal de Vila Nova de Famalicão / Rui Mendes Ribeiro] 15 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/968458/vila-nova-de-famalicao-municipal-market-rehabilitation-project-rui-mendes-ribeiro-plus-unidade-de-projeto-urbano-do-municipio-de-vila-nova-de-famalicao> ISSN 0719-8884

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