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TEMPORARY MARKET

Madrid, Spain 2007-2008

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TEMPORARY MARKET

Madrid, Spain 2007-2008

The project for the new Barceló Market and its surroundings is actually the sum of various different interventions: an urban complex featuring elements of differing scale and purpose which are destined to transform quite remarkably a densely inhabited and central district of Madrid. The winning proposal of the competiton stems from the idea of defining new unoccupied urban spaces which connect and interrelate the different volumes and uses that will have to coexist: market, shopping centre, sports facility, public library, parking and outdoor zones.  
During the work in progress on the final building, a temporary structure had to be built which will run until the new facilities are opened. Therefore, the Temporary Market has been conceived as a recyclable complex which, despite its provisional nature, is able to prompt a new perception of its urban surroundings. Situated in Plaza del Arquitecto Ribera, on top of an underground car park, the idea of the project evokes traditional markets in public squares consisting in self-contained structures on a single level which can be used in a variety of different ways. Given the need of hosting the many stalls of the former market, the complex is made up by six pentagonal constructions, of different heights and sizes, thus avoiding excessive volume with respect to the surrounding buildings. A linear, two-storey construction running along Calle Beneficencia will host the loading and unloading bays, warehouses, cold store and utilities. 
The design of the pavillions is conceived as a combinatorial exercise: a common pentagonal plan, with two different scales, each repeated three times, rotated at different angles, creating an apparently random complex, but which in fact is simply variations and combinations on a single original feature.  In this way, the monotony of a basically repetitive design is avoided, while simultaneously varying the scale of the construction with respect to the surrounding buildings. The absence of sharp edges in the volumes, and their light and translucent cladding enhance the light and temporary perception of the intervention in the city.  An essential factor of the project is the opalescent white polycarbonate exterior screens of the polygonal cylinders which allow natural light to pass during the daytime and which convert the stalls in large lanterns illuminating the square at night.
When building works on the permanent market come to an end, the pentagonal cylinders of the Temporary Market can be disassembled and transferred elsewhere in the city, thus the square where they are hosted now will return to its former use; namely, that of a public space which will complete the transformation of this historical area of Madrid. 
 
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TEMPORARY MARKET

Madrid, Spain 2007-2008

Location
Madrid, Spain
Client
Municipality of Madrid
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Program
Temporary market
Total floor area
4.086 m2
Project architects
Alexandra Sobral
Project team
Alfredo Baladrón, Rocío Domínguez, Ernesto García Piza, Patricia Grande, Pedro Guedes, Miriam Aline Lange, Vanesa Manrique, Heitor García Lantarón, Juan Carlos Redondo, Borja Ruiz-Apilánez, Marta Torrecillas
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.
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Juan de Dios Hernández - Jesús Rey
Photographs
Diego Hernández (models)
Roland Halbe    
Fernando Alda 
Project dates
Competition: 2007
Design: 2008
Completion: 2009
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TEMPORARY MARKET

Madrid, Spain 2007-2008

Monograph TC CUADERNOS nº 131/132. 2017
Published by General de Ediciones de Arquitectura. Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-947421-4-9 
Page: 244 – 257
 
Catalogue Exhibition FOOD . Dal Cucchiaio al Mondo. 2015
Published by MAXXI-National Museum of XXI Century Art. Rome, Italy 
ISBN: 978-88-7462-756-1
Page: 172 – 173 
 
Book TRANSFORMING CITIES. Urban Interventions in Public Spaces. 2015
Published by Jovis Verlag. Berlin, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-86859-337-2
Page: 128 – 129
 
Magazine CONARQUITECTURA nº 49. 2014 
Published by Conarquitectura Ediciones, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1578-0201
Article: El mercado, aliado de la ciudad
Author: Rogelio Ruiz
Page: 63
 
Monograph NS. 2014
Fuensanta Nieto Enrique Sobejano Architetture
Published by Electa Architecttura. Milan, Italy
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-88-9180-228-6
Page: 48 – 53
 
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 VANITY FAIR nº 39. 2011
Published by Conde Nast S.A. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0733-8899
Page: 63
 
Catalogue XI BIENAL ESPAÑOLA DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO. 2011
Published by Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. Barcelona, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-937857-8-9
Page: 364 – 373
 
Magazine DETAIL nº 05/06. 2011
Published by Institut für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation GmbH & Co. KG. Munich, Germany
ISSN: 1614-4600
Page: 256 – 258
 
 
Magazine DETAIL nº 3. 2011
Published by Institut für internationale Architektur- Dokumentation GMBH & Co. KG. Munich, Germany
ISSN: 0011-9571
Page: 200 – 202
 
Magazine AMC Le Moniteur Architecture. 2010
Matieres Plastiques / Plastics
Published by Groupe Moniteur. Paris, France
ISBN: 978-2-281-19368-8
Page: 62 – 65
 
Magazine AREA nº 112. 2010
Published by Il Sole 24 Ore Business Media srl. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 0394-0055
Page: 90 – 97 
 
Magazine AV MONOGRAFÍAS / MONOGRAPHS nº 141/142. 2010
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN:0213-487X
Page: 126 – 131
 
Magazine CASABELLA nº 793. 2010
Published by Arnoldo Mondadori. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 0008-7181
Page: 20 – 27  
 
Magazine DB Deutsche Bauzeitung nº 9. 2010
Published by Konradin Medien GmbH. Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
ISSN: 0721-1902
Page: 18 – 23
 
Magazine FRAME nº 75. 2010
Published by Frame Publishers. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Legal Deposit: 341 537 82
Text: Jane Szita
Page: 58
 
Newspaper IMMOBILIEN nº 16. 2010
Article: Architektur auf Zeit
Page: Cover, 4
 
Magazine ARHITECTURA nº 83. 2010
Published by Q-Group Project. Bucarest, Romania
ISSN: 2247 – 9171
Page: 44 – 49
 
 
Magazine A10 nº 32. 2010
Published by Boom Tijdschriften. Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISSN: 1573-3815
Article: Translucent temporariness
Author: Carlos M Guimaraes
Page: 6
 
Newspaper LA VANGUARDIA. 21.05.2010
Article: Provisional, pero de recuerdo perdurable
Author: Llátzer Moix
Page: 45
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA PLUS nº 13. 2010
Serie Grandes Proyectos 2010-2011
Published by Grupo Via. Madrid, Spain
Legal Deposit: M-44549-2005
Page: 46 – 48  
 
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Madrid, Spain 2007-2008

Finalist XI Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo. 2011
Honorable Mention Travel + Leisure Design Award. 2011