Les Corts Market

The remodelling project for this market was developed by architects Fernando Mur, Joan Garganté and Miquel Vila, from the company G56. The alterations constitute a complete interior and exterior renovation of the market.

The restoration of the facades enabled one of the main objectives of the market's renovation to be achieved: improved accessibility. The three side doors leading onto Carrer de les Corts have been merged into one much broader, more convenient and pleasant main entrance with glass doors. The interior renovation included the following:

  • the structural renovation of the building
  • the renovation of the sewer system
  • new paving
  • the construction of a room for waste recycling
  • the installation of new amenities, such as air conditioning
  • the reorganisation and adaptation of the commercial mix to the new demands of the neighbourhood
  • the renovation of the individual stalls, many of which offer new products, which now lend a brighter, more modern feel to the market

Meanwhile, the self-service market area has been extended to span 700 m 2, to complement the range of produce sold at the market itself, and a new bakery has been added with the option to eat in.

The idea behind this remodelling project was to modernise a facility with deep roots in its surrounding area, completing its range of products and services with the extension of the resident supermarket operator and the introduction of a bakery-cafe. The renovation was completed within the expected timescale following 12 months of work.

Within the setting of a neighbourhood full of large commercial premises, the market's renovation project went for a different model, one which promoted the purchase of fresh produce.