The new municipal market is the starting point of a new nucleus of facilities in a central area for the growing population of Calafell Beach. This nucleus will consist of a pre-school centre, an infant and primary school, a civic centre and a library, making it a vital part of Calafell’s civic and social life.
The market is laid out around a large central axis that links the areas designed for accommodating the supermarket and the stalls. This axis is conceived as a street that allows clients to cross the facility from east to west, and it is presided over by a great skylight that runs lengthwise 9 metres above and that breaks up the building’s continuous section. This long skylight illuminates the central space with daylight and improves ventilation during the summer months. At the same time, it influences the market’s façades by forming two semicircular awnings that provide covered exterior spaces at each entrance to the central axis.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY, JOAN ROIG I DURÁN – ARCHITECTS
CLIENT CALAFELL CITY COUNCIL / AMC5 / EHISA
TEAM ALBERT GIL, CARLA CADAVID, ORIOL VAÑÓ, RACHEL BELAUSTEGI, MARTÍ AMARGÓS – ARCHITECTS / DIANA CALICÓ, ELISABETH TORREGROSA – BUILDING ENGINEERS
COLLABORATORS PEDRO ONDOÑO, MIGUEL ORTEL – STRUCTURAL AND MEP ENGINEERING