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SANTA BÁRBARA SQUARE

Madrid, Spain 2007-2009

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SANTA BÁRBARA SQUARE

Madrid, Spain 2007-2009

The project to renovate the Plaza de Santa Bárbara was the result of a prize-winning architectural competition. It is part of a larger-scale operation aimed at transforming a dense central area of Madrid. In addition to the urban design of the public square, the overall proposal includes the construction of a new mixed use building including the new Barceló market to substitute the existing one, a temporary market, a sporting complex, and a public library as well as other services. The project defines a large pedestrian green area, with recreation equipment for children and adults, and walking zones. Vehicle traffic has been reduced by eliminating one of the previously existing streets. Large granite paving stones alternate with other surfaces in a pentagonal geometric pattern, -similar to the forms of the newly built Barceló Temporary Market-, which incorporate lawn-covered areas, games and leisure precincts, boardwalks and a small glass pavilion serving as a book and flower shop. The new street furniture forms part of an integrated urban design and landscape concept that will link the Plaza Santa Bárbara with the neighbouring streets around the future mixed use building in construction.
  
  
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Location
Madrid, Spain
Client
Municipality of Madrid
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Program
Public space
Total floor area
30.500 m2
Project architect
Alfredo Baladrón
Project team
Ernesto García Piza, Patricia Grande, Pedro Guedes, Miriam Aline Lange, Heitor García Lantarón, Alexandra Sobral
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Miguel Mesas Izquierdo
Structural engineer
N.B.35, S.L.
Mechanical engineer
3i Ingeniería Industrial, S.L.
Photographs
Roland Halbe    
Fernando Alda 
Project date
Competition: 2007
Design: 2008
Completion: 2009
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Monograph NIETO SOBEJANO. MEMORY AND INVENTION. 2013
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. Ostfildern, Germany
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3619-0
Page: 198 – 213
 
Magazine AV PROYECTOS nº 056. 2013
Published by Arquitectura Viva. S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1697-493X
Page: 53 – 67
 
Book LANDSCAPE. ARCHITECTURE NOW!. 2012
Published by Taschen GmbH. Cologne, Germany
Author: Philip Jodidio
ISBN: 978-3-8365-2446-9
Page: 278 – 281   
 
Book ARCHITECTURE A WOMAN`S PROFESSION. 2011
Published by Jovis Verlag GmbH. Berlin, Germany
Author: Tanja Kullack
ISBN: 978-3-86859-086-9
Page: 96 – 103 
 
Book MERCADO DE BARCELÓ Y PLAZA DE SANTO DOMINGO. 2009
Concurso para la reestructuración del Mercado de Barceló, Plaza de Santa Bárbara y su entorno
Published by Fundación Arquitectura COAM. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-96656-59-8
Page: 12 – 17
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SANTA BÁRBARA SQUARE

Madrid, Spain 2007-2009