TOWER OF THE GUINARDÓ MARKET

Guinardó | Barcelona | 2015

Client

Ajuntament de Barcelona
Institut Municipal de Mercats

Authors

Bayona | Valero
Cantallops Vicente Arquitectes

Collaborators

Bernuz-Fernandez arq. SLP
Armengol & Ros consul.SLP
Dalmau-Morros Tècnics SLP

Developer

REGESA

Year:

2008-2015

Photography

Jordi Surroca i Gael del Río

Project

Comprehensive restoration and transformation of the interior of the old Tower of the Guinardó market into offices of the Institut Munipical de Mercats de Barcelona within the block of new Public Facilities. In this project, the restoration of the structure recovers the old unused spaces of the water tank and outside crown area to become new service spaces as well as a panoramic vantage point. The triple central space emerges out of the demolition of the existing service stair. The space now is articulated around the new staircase connecting the floors. Refurbishing the roof has allowed to bring sunlight inside by transforming part of the roof into a zenithal skylight located over the original staircase, what adds spatial and structural value to the space. The original entrance hall with ceramic vault has been recovered as a great access and exhibition space. |

Awards and publications

2016 Obra premiada a la categoria d’edificis no residencials a la Mostra d’Arquitectura catalana del COAC 2015-2016. Illa Equipament Guinardó.
2018-19 Exposició “Import Wallonie- Export Barcelona. Re-activate the city” Bruxelles / / Publicació “Export Barcelona Re-activate the City”.”
http://www.citiesconnectionproject.com/project/guinardo-facilities-building/
2015-16 Publicació Revista “Con Arquitectura nº 57”
2011 Publicació “Equipaments: l’ordenació dels conjunts dotacionals. Dotze exemples a Barcelona”.Ajuntament de Barcelona.
2008 Publicació “Barcelona Transformació Plans i Projectes” Mercat del Guinardó. Ajuntament de Barcelona.