Encants Market Barcelona
In 2013 the Mercado Encants replaced the popular ‘Encants Vells’ market in Barcelona, a popular space where stalls traded openly in the street, a space that had become run down over time, and which the new facility had come to replace.
This new building, designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Architects, has become one of Barcelona's most symbolic venues. Its grand, sparkling and golden metallic roof is a large mirror situated almost 25 metres high, covering the 8,000 m² floor plan that houses 80 shops and 150 stalls, including a food market, parking and facilities.
This commercial space has been designed according to a slightly sloping plan, generating a continuous route that simulates a walk in the street, far from the vertical, closed sensation of standard shopping centres.