Mercat dels Encants designed by Architects b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos is Barcelona’s largest and best known flea market.Interesting for the mix of really rubbish things (adult video, old cosmetics,, old rusty bikes, etc).
The project's main objective was to maintain the open nature of the erstwhile outdoor market Els Encants. Its design intends to avoid building multiple floors thus rejecting the model of a commercial centre. Instead of that, a continuous commercial area was designed, with slightly inclined planes intertwining and generating an endless loop which links stalls and small shops.
The visitor’s experience is similar to a stroll through a pedestrian road. The great casing suspended as a canopy almost 25 metre high is a prominent landmark and protects shopkeepers and users from the sunlight.(Text source: Archdaily)