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Playing in history
Mercado de Abastos, Alcañiz
Design: César P. Rueda Insa
Area: 800 m2
Artigo rubber flooring become a part of history in the city of Alcañiz ( province of Aragon ) where a former market is turned into a multi-use center for children by a clever minimalist project.
In Alcañiz the most significant buildings are all facing the Plaza de España. The oldest one is the “Lonja” built as the first marketplace for the village in the 15th Century in gothic style and connected to the Ayuntamiento ( City Council) which is a nice Renaissance building.
On the other side of the square, completing the cocktail of styles displayed in this little city in the province of Aragon, is the baroque Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the early 19th century “Mercado de Abastos” (general market).
The renovation has been driven by the need of creating a meeting place and a playground where children between 0 to 11 and their parents can spend some time having fun in full safety. The ground floor has been thought of as an open space that can be used for many activities ranging from birthday parties to playing laboratories, while the second floor is divided in several rooms including a “pequeteca” ( Kindergarden) for kids 3 to 8 years old.
All of the furnitures have been specifically designed and built for kids.
Kayar, once again has been selected for a very nice project, and once again in the bright K72, the acid green that has almost become our flagship colour.
The architects explain the reason of their choice very clearly :
“The aim of our design for this project has been that of keeping the large market hall as a main playground. The choice of a comfortable and durable product in a bright green is therefore just a logical consequence and it adds up interest by being in strong contrast with the structure of the room.”
How could we disagree looking at the result ?