Barranco Market

The Naves del Barranco building is a building with a rectangular base, built in the second half of the 19thcentury and is where fish was brought and sold. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and has four covered halls with barrel vaults made from galvanised iron plates, these being supported by a cast-iron structure and columns. This iron and glass building was considered extremely modern for its time.

The purpose of the proposal was to turn the Naves del Barranco building into a culinary market, as well as to give the entire area a new lease of life. This is why the scope of the proposal did not just include the main building, but also the Husillo del Barranco building and the surrounding outdoor spaces.

Ayesa was responsible for carrying out all the construction work. The fact that this project involved an historical building meant limitations in terms of changing the structure, as well as certain basic elements of it. Thus, the focus was on renovating and adapting the building, whilst maintaining its unique appearance.

The adaptation of the old Naves del Barranco building for its new use as a culinary market was designed so as to respect the original structure and its division into four halls. However, the building was designed to form one single space, which now houses 20 stalls and various outdoor seating areas. This project involved four main features: the glass facade, which was extended to include the side galleries, providing them with an identical appearance, this allowing the indoor space to be increased; the full renovation and adaptation of the complex for its new use; the replacement of the current paving with a high-quality stone paving, which resembles wooden decking, ensuring durability and suitability for its new use; and a direct connection with the market’s support basement, under the renovated Plaza del Husillo square.

The total floor area is 2,850 m2.

Current challenges

In architecture, having a good design is important but not enough by itself. Being in a position to quickly come up with the very best solutions to the challenges which inevitably arise over the course of a project is essential, from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction and commissioning. Throughout this process, ensuring resources are used in an efficient and sustainable way is also important.

Ayesa’s solutions

At Ayesa, our work rests on a multidisciplinary approach involving experts from different technical disciplines. This allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to problems, based on excellence and sustainability. Over more than 50 years, we have perfected an efficient workflow, which enables us to find fast and effective solutions to complex problems. We accompany our clients throughout each phase of their project, making sure their resources are used in the best possible way, in our quest to provide them with innovative, sustainable and efficient buildings. At Ayesa, we strive to constantly improve how we do things, as well as bring value to every project we undertake.

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We bring our extensive experience and expertise to all the phases of architecture projects, from feasibility studies to commissioning. Throughout the entire process, we offer nothing but the very best tools and technology in order to ensure optimal results.
Design and planning
We believe that the concept and analysis phase is particularly important, as it lays the foundations for everything that comes after. As such, the initial design of any building must meet the needs of the client as well as its environment. During this stage, foreseeing possible challenges and making the right decisions is crucial. Doing this results in architecture projects that are solid, responsible from both a functional and economic point of view, and offer well-thought-out and surprising solutions in terms of form and spatial aspects.
Management and supervision
Thanks to our experience in all the phases involved in construction projects, we are able to offer outstanding management and supervision services. As such, we cover everything from preliminary studies through to acceptance and monitoring, basing our approach on a deep understanding of the entire process.
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At Ayesa, we seek to innovate whilst using the very best tools. In fact, over the past decade, we have become a global leader and pioneer in BIM, using this methodology for our projects in accordance with ISO 19650. We have undertaken these kinds of projects all over the world, and have particular experience working in the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. .
Sustainability and efficiency
Our approach is based on sustainable design, something we achieve in two ways. The first is by ensuring an efficient use of natural resources through minimal impact and energy consumption. And the second is by developing, renewing and improving the physical environment and cultural context of our buildings. Our projects have been certified to standards such as LEED, BREEAM and VERDE, to name but a few.
We have extensive technical experience in carrying out thorough analyses of the challenges presented by projects. To do this, we use the very best methodologies and tools available in order to ensure the success of projects and meet the expectations of our clients.
Diversity, scale and function
At Ayesa, no matter how big or small a project may be, we have the solution. Our experience allows us to pursue success without losing sight of the functional requirements involved in each phase. What’s more, we carry out all kinds of projects, from restoring listed historic buildings to designing new cities and urban infrastructure.

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