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BARCELÓ CENTRE

Madrid, Spain 2007-2014

The Barceló Market area in Madrid includes public spaces, temporary buildings, and installations belonging to a same complex. Its multiple denomination -market/sports center/library- speaks of collective engagement and reveals the social condition of the program: a compact market topped by a sports pavilion framing the city, in front of which a cantilevered library rises above a schoolyard. In this way we assume the coexistence of three simultaneous conceptions (container, frame, bridge) that address structural variations (space frame, cantilever, beam) and generate different civic spaces: a covered street, an elongated plaza, and a raised terrace. In this combinatorial matrix—a balance of functional needs, structural systems, and urban spaces—resides the dense and hybrid condition that characterizes the project.
On the boundary between the historic center of Madrid and its later expansion, surrounded by historical buildings and contemporary structures, narrow streets, plazas and extensions, the market -whose interior fittings were not designed by the architects- expresses itself as an autonomous volume, located at the confluence of the Mejía Lequerica and Beneficencia streets. Separated by a narrow interior gallery-street of marked vertical proportion, the sports pavilion juts out over the market, whose roof is actually a large raised public terrace from which one sees the Madrid roofscape. The library, located on the opposite side of the longitudinal plaza, hovers over the schoolyard, to which it is attached to create a complex that is formally related to the other buildings. The geometric definition and material expression of its enclosures show that -despite their varied uses- the new buildings belong to a shared time and place. A skin formed by large pieces of cast glass -white and opaline- unifies its exterior appearance, thus lending lightness and unity to the complex.
 
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Location
Madrid, Spain
Client
Municipality of Madrid
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Program
Market, library, and sports hall
Total floor area
43,048 m2
Project architects
Alfred Baladrón, Alexandra Sobral
Project team
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, Guillermo Mesas
Structural engineer
N.B.35, S.L.
Generaia, S.L.
Mechanical Engineer
3i Ingeniería Industrial, S.L.
Arkilum, S.L. (Ilumination)
Façade consultant
Ove Arup & Partners
Fhecor Ingenieros Consultores
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Juan de Dios Hernández - Jesús Rey
Photographs
Diego Hernández (models)
Roland Halbe    
Project dates
Competition: 2007
Design: 2008
Completion: 2014
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Monograph TC CUADERNOS nº 131/132. 2017
Published by General de Ediciones de Arquitectura. Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-947421-4-9 
Page: 274 – 299
 
Book BUILDING BERLIN. The latest architecture in and out of the Capital. VOL 5. 2015
Published by Braun Publishing AG and Architektenkammer Berlin. Germany
ISBN: 978-3-03768-205-0
Page: 54 – 55

Newspaper BERLINER ZEITUNG nº 61. 12/13.03.2016
Article: Die Herrschaft der Kante
Author: Von Nikolaus Bernau
Page: 27

Magazine CASABELLA nº 847. 2015
Published by Arnoldo Mondadori. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 0008-7181
Page: 40 – 49

Magazine AV MONOGRAFIAS / MONOGRAPHS nº 173-174. 2015
Spain Yearbook
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 76 – 85 

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

Book ARQUITECTURA EN MADRID. 2014
Guía para conocer sus edificios
Published by La Librería. Madrid, Spain
Author: Ignacio García Casas
ISBN: 978-84-9873-245-0
Page: 226

Magazine CERCHA nº 119. 2014
Published by MUSAAT-PREMAAT. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 9943-7376
Article: Una Suma Singular  
Author: Julio Alberto Fernández Marín
Page: Cover, 18 – 29

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
Pág: 198 – 213

Magazine AV PROYECTOS nº 056. 2013
Published by Arquitectura Viva. S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1697-493X
Page: 53 – 67

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

Magazine A+T. HYBRIDS II. 2008
Published by a+t ediciones. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
ISSN: 1132-6409
Page: 28 – 39

Magazine PASAJES DE ARQUITECTURA Y CRÍTICA nº 102. 2008
Published by América Ibérica, S.A. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1575-1937
Page: 6 – 8

Magazine FUTURE ARQUITECTURAS nº 12/13. 2008
Published by Future Arquitecturas, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1885-8228
Page: 22 – 25

Magazine DISEÑART nº 27. 2008
Published by Nuevas Fórmulas de Comunicación, S.A. Madrid, Spain
Legal Deposit: M-34972-2005
Page: 22 – 23

Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 114. 2008
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256
Page: 15

Magazine ARQUITECTURA COAM nº 351. 2008
Published by el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. Spain
ISSN: 0004-2706
Page: 102

Magazine AV PROYECTOS nº 023. 2008
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1697-493X
Page: 26 – 29

Newspaper El País. 19.12.2007  
Article: Moderno, con guardería… y tarde
Author: O.G.
Page: 4

Newspaper ABC. 19.12.2007
Article: El nuevo mercado de Barceló tendrá una plaza pública de 13 m de altura
Author: Sara Medialdea
Page: 52 – 53

Newspaper QUE!. 19.12.2007
Article: Presentan un diseño “galáctico” para el mercado de Barceló
Author: Editorial Board
Page: 6

Newspaper ADN. 19.12.2007
Article: Barceló estrenará mercado en 2011
Author: Prado Campos
Page: 6

Newspaper METRO. 19.12.2007
Article: Bienvenidos al “tomate-gym”
Author: Ana G. Arias
Page: 5

Newspaper M2. 19.12.2007
Article: Barceló cambia de estilo
Author: Carmen Serna
Page: 4
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