wonderful modern renovation work from the barcelona based studio. m.
mateo arquitectura has recently completed the remodeling of barcelona’s ‘el ninot’ market, which as a result of its central location forms an important node in the city’s food distribution network. one of the first decisions in the design process was to maintain the building’s characteristic metal structure, to encourage both natural ventilation and illumination. the scheme’s approaches have also been reorganized, unifying circulation routes in a combined space in the main foyer, which now offers an overview of the entire marketplace.