Mercado do Peixe

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Caldas da Rainha is a town 80km north of Lisbon. It is renowned for its ceramics but also for its rich agricultural surroundings. Every day the town welcomes local farmers to a colourful outdoor market to sell their rich and regional vegetables and fruits. Through its proximity to the sea and the Óbidos lagoon, the town also has a strong tradition of fresh fish.​ The design seeks to refurbish and requalify the town fish market into an iconic landmark of the town. Composed of traditional local materials, applied as canvases for local artists, the new requalified market seeks to become a symbol of the town as well as a place for education, teaching its users about the sea, it’s life and how to preserve it. A place that gathers fresh quality products in a contemporary space inspired in traditional and local materials.

Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

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Applicant and authors of the project
Almeida Fernandes, Arquitectura e Design.
«We believe architecture is intimately connected to people, and has the opportunity to improve our life and the world we live in every day. It is a vehicle for transformation and for evolution. Our designs are deeply inspired by the context they are set in, whether sociological, material, historical, they have the ambition to mirror and innovate through their cultural surroundings.​ Our clients are completely involved in the design, in a dialogue that specifies each detail for a perfect fit.»

Other participants
Illustration — Mantraste
Ceramic — Maria Ana Vasco Costa
Identity — Filipe Guimarães
3D — 4ARQ