ENTORNS DE L’ANTIC MERCAT DEL BORN
Architects: vora (Pere Buil and Toni Riba)
Photos by: Adrià Guardiet, Miquel Camps, Jordi Riba, Eva Cotman, Ondrej Fabian
Typology: Public Space
The urbanization of the streets around the Born Market has the goal of responding to the needs and potentials that the renovation of the building as a cultural center will generate around it.
Connectivity and permeability.
Traffic in Carrer Comerç, in front of the market, has been eliminated and the pedestrian space has been included into the continuum of the rest of the district, up to the limit of the Ciutadella Park.
Centrality and identity.
It has been created an empty space around the building to highlight its monumentality. The pavement links to history and memory of the place. Drawing of the medieval city structure and recycling of the existing paving stones.
Flexibility and functionality.
It is promoted the maximum diversity of uses. With thereopening of the building the current uses will be intensified and new ones will appear. Open space, single platform and the plaza character strengthen this polyvalence.