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Thursday, September 19, 2019
08/08/2018

Ángel Verdasco, refurbishment of Central Market of Melilla

 
Carried out by the Madrid architect Ángel Verdasco, the transformation of Melilla’s old Central Market into a multicultural space includes a music conservatory, a language school, and an adult education center. After ninety years of operation, the wholesale food market closed down in 2003. Five years later a competition to refurbish it was held. Construction was carried out from 2011 to 2018. With the mission of being a social catalyst, the educational center is a place conceived to bring together the city’s three communities (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim). Moreover, the building acts as an urban connector, linking districts located at different levels. Because the foundations offered no structural guarantees, a new block was raised, and it presents ventilated facades of ceramic and panels of latticework, with degrees of opacity varying, depending on orientation.
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