Ideas competition for the reform of the municipal market of supplies of Ávila. The objective of this intervention is not only to restructure and strengthen the existing building, but also to favor the urban consistency of the historic complex.
The current external volumetric conformation of the building is maintained guaranteeing the inclusion of an extensive and diverse plan of uses. Taking advantage of the structural base of the façade, the intervention provides a consistent, elegant and up-to-date image, offering a dialogue of materials coherent with its surroundings, getting an order of holes in both levels more structured and expressive.
Natural light, space and fluidity are three keys on which the proposal is based. The study and reinterpretation of these results in the following design strategies: opening of a diaphanous central space, implementation of uses in its perimeter, establishment of two powerful organizing axes, generation of a triple height central hollow and contribution of natural overhead light. From this point a versatile and vital building arises, based on the spatial and visual coexistence of different uses and services, favoring the smooth flow of users and a new commercial mix, but without penalizing the functional autonomy of each one.
National competition: Seventh classified
Location: Ávila | Spain
Client: Municipality of Ávila
Management performed: Competition with jury intervention
Budget (€): 2.225.000
Area (m2): 3.750
In partnership with: David Vecchi Office
Project team: Álvaro Luna Huerta, Davide Fuser, Marta Benedetti, David Vecchi, Ignacio González Ruíz