Melilla’s historic market converted into latticed education centre

Ángel Verdasco Arquitectos used a lattice of aluminium beams to cover the ceramic tiled facade of an education centre built over an abandoned market in Melilla. An autonomous Spanish city located on the coast of Africa, bordering Morocco, Melilla’s historic market had been operating for some 90 years prior to its closure in 2003. After […]

LUO Studio designs recyclable shed to house Chinese marketplace

Chinese practice LUO Studio has designed a glass and metal shed-like structure to provide a temporary home for the Shengli Market in Puyang City, China, while its original site is redeveloped. LUO Studio designed the market from simple, low-cost and lightweight materials that could be recycled once the market moves out. The practice drew on designs […]

Colourful metal canopies shade a market in rural Niger by Atelier Masomi

Architecture studio Atelier Masomi has built a market in Dandaji, Niger, using colourful recycled-metal canopies to attract vendors and help grow the local economy. The permanent daily market was commissioned in response to the growth of the remote village of Dandaji, where the architecture studio also recently converted a mosque into a library and community […]

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