This unique attraction by b720 Fermin Vasquez Arquitectos, designed for Barcelona, is the winning proposal for European Competition for the construction of the new Encants Market. The new Encants Market is installed as a device to mediate between the reform of the Plaza de las Glorias and the axis of Meridiana, an area popularly known as les Glories de Bosquet.
The proposal raises a platform, or commercial square, at various levels as a continuous surface suitable for all commercial activities. By bending the platform, the different levels of the street are reconciled, understanding the market as a large square deck, capable of instilling activity in all parts of the program. The architects aimed to avoid the building of multiple floors thus rejecting the model of a commercial center. Read the rest of this entry »