Mercado en Villanueva de la Serena
Competition for the reovation of a market in Extremadura “Reforma del mercado de abastos en Villanueva de la Serena”

Organizer: Area de fomento de la Diputación de Badajoz, Extremadura
Typology: Public market
Size: 3.500m2
Budget: 2m€
Status: Open competition

Team. Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida

Photographic visualizations by OCA team

The situation of the escalators outside and the new roof give the building an identity. The intervention does not try to hide the character of the existing building or to separate from it as a distinctive element but rather seeks to reconvert the whole set to give it an added value following its language. In addition, the lightness and materiality of the roof contains an especially powerful aesthetic component that contrasts with the existing concrete structure. The location of the market stops at the boundary of the roof makes even the market more visible than on the ground floor. Finally, a new glazed facade, protected from the sun by wide overhangs, will allow the equipment to be converted into a new meeting place that will change the mental conception that the citizens of Villanueva de la Serena have about what their food market can offer.