The restoration of a market building starts promoting the image of public space that a building of this type has.
The building is constructed under a modernist language but with fairly significant economic constraints. It has three bodies, the central higher, and is characterized by having four large holes, one at the centre of each of the facades.
The building was abandoned during the 80s of XX century and suffers the deterioration of a building without use.
In order to provide a public activity centre in this area of the city, at least as important as the market was before, the program defined by the developer is Conservatory of Music.
The project consists in recovering it by locating in the main body of the market a exhibition hall and an auditorium,
and the realization of a new building where all classrooms for the Conservatory will be located.
The intervention on the market building tries to maintain the existing spatial continuity. The auditorium, a powerful shape, is hanged in the open market space, like a box, trying not to touch the limits of the market.
The classrooms building is presented as background stage of the historical building through a flat front, leaving all the presence to the old Fruits and Vegetables market.
C/ Duque de Tamames, Orihuela(Alicante)
Antonio Galiano Garrigós.
Juan Martínez Baeza
Gloria Alcázar Albajar