REHABILITATION OF MERCAT DE SANT ANTONI

CLIENT I  RAVETLLAT I RIBES

Barcelona, Spain

The Sant Antoni market is located in the Ensanche de Cerdà, between the Paralelo and the Raval district. The existing building, inaugurated in 1882, consists of four halls of identical dimensions in the form of a cross connected in the centre forming an octagon crowned by a central skylight. The building has a total area of 11,264 m2.

The rehabilitation and enlargement works were divided into two phases. In the first, four underground floors were built, the first for shops and the rest for various uses – parking, goods entrance and storage areas – generating more than 46,000 m2 of newly-built area.

The second phase involved the integral rehabilitation of the historic building, at all times conserving the original steel structure. For this, supports were designed for it on the new concrete slab covering the underground floors and its pathologies were repaired. The asbestos roof, the facade and skylights were also replaced and new cool and charming stops were built.