The temporary Abaceria market opens on 19 July

Work on the provisional structure for the Mercat de l’Abaceria is almost finished. The temporary building will house the 56 market stalls while work is done on the Gràcia market. The provisional building is located in Passeig de Sant Joan, in the section between C/ Indústria and C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, and opens on 19 July.

11/07/2018 16:53 h

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Besides the 43 indoor stalls and the 13 establishments outside selling non-foodstuffs, the provisional market will have a mezzanine floor on the side in C/ Indústria offering 400 square metres of space for cultural and community events.

Inside, the distribution of stalls in the old building will be respected. The fish stalls will occupy the length of the lateral walkway, the area nearest the cold chambers and geared up best for communal sanitation and cleaning.

In order to ensure proper light in the provisional market, the amount of light filtered through the façade will be increased, accounting for 40% of the total, more than previously filtered in installations of this type. From an aesthetic point of view, a dark grey façade was decided on, highlighting the green of the trees and the parterres in Passeig de Sant Joan.

Work on the definitive market to start in autumn

The projects for the demolition, contracting and execution of the definitive market in Travessera de Gràcia will go through the administrative process in the summer months, the idea being to start knocking down the old building early in the autumn.


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