Work gets under way on the provisional market in HortaWork on the provisional Mercat d’Horta began this week. Located in a green space at the point where the streets of Porto and Lisboa converge, the provisional market is expected to be ready in six months. Designed by the architects Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carles Enrich, the facility will be housed in a large wooden structure of 1,400 square metres which will remain on the site permanently to become another element in the future green zone here.
The uses for the new building in its role as a provisional market are based around three main areas: a sales section for 33 establishments (27 selling food and 6 selling other items); special non-food stalls and a logistics area, with communal refrigerator chambers, offices, a loading and unloading space and more.
The market will be a sustainable facility thanks to the reuse of materials and the use of natural resources, for instance the recovery of rainwater for use in the toilets and for cleaning and watering.
Organised through the Barcelona Municipal Institute for Markets (IMMB), the work has an overall budget of 5,388,950,31 euros, partly funded with Europe’s Next Generation funding. Once the work on the permanent market is completed, stallholders will be able to move back.