Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos have completed a restoration project for the Ataranzas Municipal Market in Malaga, Spain. Bringing back an important part of the city’s life, the project was the result of a national competition held by the Ministry of Development.
ArchDaily reports that the architects redesigned and enhanced not just the market’s building, but also the design and distribution of the stalls within it. They wanted to organize the stalls so they allowed a view of the great market space and were adequate for current needs. Their aim was to recover the original design of the market in order to enhance its character and architectural monumentality.
The unique building has a commercial space located at street level, which is divided into three areas for selling fruit and vegetables, fish, and meat. The architects also generated a new centralized system for building facilities on the market streets that allowed the cleaning and maintenance of the entire market in ideal conditions of sanitation and hygiene.