Old Central Market Refurbishment
Melilla, Spain

This project involved the adaptive reuse of the old central market of Melilla, a Spanish Autonomous City near the border of Morocco and Spain. Located in a low-income neighbourhood, home to both Christian and Muslim communities, the market had been closed since 2003. The project repurposed the three original halls of the old market into a music conservatory, a language school, and adult education center, and created shared spaces for the community, to foster social interaction. The building was given a ventilated double skin facade with a ventilated ceramic facade and latticework made of aluminum and ceramic knots, to enable the control of airflow and light.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Melilla, Spain
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Completed 2017
7,548 m²