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PROJECTINDEX
 
RENOVATION OF SALCEDA DE CASELAS' MARKET
Escola Superior Gallaecia

Intervenção no legado arquitetónico recente.
The marker of Salceda de Caselas, located in Galiza, was built in the late 80s, and is now fairly decadent and abandoned.
This infrastructure is an example that represents much of the architecture built in the end of the last century, featuring major architectonic and constructive flaws, representing a recent legacy whose need for intervention now starts to be reflected upon. This market constitutes the case study of this project and the latter's objective was the realization of an intervention upon that building. To carry it out, we needed to develop an investigation with very specific objectives: to determine the spatial parameters of nowadays' markets and to identify the different degrees of intervention in those. The conclusions of the analysis of nowadays' markets' spatial parameters are, on one hand, the versatility as a consequence of the transversal quality of its programme and the importance of the market's open character that fosters the laws of proximity. From the study of the different degrees of intervention in markets, we extract the idea that the market materializes the environmental and urban constraints; we confirm the importance of implantation, conclusions that sustain the defence of a proposal to renovate Salceda de Caselas’ market, in which we propose to re-enforce the bonds with the urban surrounding and to open the market to the outside, with the creation of several spaces of transition. The original volume resembles a 'canastro', a traditional Galician construction used to accommodate and preserve food. The project intends to reinterpret the concept of this building. We maintain the original concrete structure and create a skin composed of pine wood strips, which aim to attach the building with its natural and rural environment. We also propose a programme with suggestions transversal to those of the original market, which would happen in multi-functional spaces.