Jorge Juan portal

Mercado de Colon


The studio designed the public spaces within a historic art nouveau market building designed by Francisco Mora. The award winning proposal opens the ground floor with an atrium reinstating the glass skylight allowing sunlight to travel through. New uses such as retail

and restaurants enliven the refurbished market, creating a vibrant new ‘destination’ meeting point in the city centre. The project introduces discrete enclosures at ground level and four levels of commercial accommodation and parking beneath.


Ground floor plan

Cutaway model

Covered plaza



Retail pavilion

Pavilion exploded view

Cafe pavilion detail

Pavilion detail

Basement plan

Water wall

View from lower ground floor