Municipal Market en Algemesí
2013 - 2014
A building as a bridge, covering the Market Square. The city slides under the building and, under cover of its shadow, reformulates the market. Taking advantage of the structural gesture, the project offers a new, elevated square, for use and enjoyment of the population. Below, the intervention also enriches the township with two levels of parking.
What formally materializes as two opposing davits of different height, conceals in fact a simple bridge building of 35m of light, resolved with metallic lattice beams, metal straps and mixed concrete and steel slabs, that at their ends are supported in large walls of reinforced concrete, descendants to the basements, holding the entire weight of the building in only 8 points of support.
The lattice beams, with a 1.75 m edge, are linked together to resolve the lateral instability in the transverse direction, on which the supports of the upper level are connected without continuity. At the ends, the reinforced concrete walls, together with solid slab floors, form rigid cores to receive the vertical and horizontal loads.