The study Espegel-Fisac submitted the proposal for the new market for Mostenses, nineteenth-century resident of the Gran Via, in a performance framed in Innovation and Transformation Plan of Municipal Market of the capital. With new forms of commerce, the old markets, built in the nineteenth century to avoid unhealthy outdoor markets, have become obsolete, and in recent years are being transformed to ensure their survival.
This has been done and the San Miguel, where the key has been his specialty as a place of gastronomic delicacies tasting, while the Barcelo or the Barley has been demolished to market added to the agenda a number of endowments and needed green space for the neighborhood.
This line also puts the Mostenses Market by Manuel Calvo Pereira, and twin to the Barley, though somewhat smaller, both opened in 1875. Taking the name of the former Convent of mostratenses-known in Spain as Mostenses, St. Norbert, in which solar originally arose, the building was demolished in 1925 to build the Gran Via, rising again, this time with brick, in a solar north, its current location.
Now the team led by Carmen Concha Fisac Espegel and designed for the site a large plaza with a building of stacked volumes reaching eleven storeys in height (48 meters).
Plans to replace the current market for Mostenses to give rise to a heterogeneous public with provisions contained miscellaneous citizens meet current demand, both at the local residents, and users at the urban level.
The formalization of a new multi-purpose container architecture generates a complex, consistent with its nature and functions as a crucible of urban landscape. 2,492 m2 addition to the traditional market, will also include an area for supermarkets, sports facilities, library, nursery, large park-housing, offices, an outdoor cinema, restaurant, hotel school, gazebo and four plants underground parking.
The draft attempts to heal the divide that lies between the two worlds that still remain unconnected. On the one hand, advocates establishing a dialogue with the city of fine scale, providing the market with a front provided, reduced height and fragmented elements that communicate well with the residential fabric. The other, establishing a new dialogue at a greater distance and height, looking for heaven in the city and look, friendly and attentive, above the covers.