February 01, 2012 | Home Couture Store
Finally the public market in Inca, Mallorca re-opened late last year. What’s great about it is the zig-zagging wooden roof of the market hall, which snakes itself around the plaza and over a car park entrance before sloping down touching the ground. The resulting construction is a public space with a city square that consists of a park, a shopping centre, a supermarket and car park (located beneath the park) and of course the standard market halls.
Realised by architects Charmaine Lay and Carles Muro, the Inca Public Market and new plaza replace an older market hall that formerly occupied the site.
Louvered windows diffuse daylight into the timber-framed hall, while wooden decking panels clad the base of the building’s exterior.
The architects have managed to link the building with the city, hence redefining space and what a market is all about. Revolutionary especially in an old town like Inca.
This project took 5 and a half years to realise, but now that it is finally open we can truly appreciate the use of space and genius construction.
The food market has four fruit and vegetable stalls, two butchers, fishmongers, bakers, florists, bar and made of nuts, prepared foods and spices.Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 8am -2pm Friday: 8am – 8pm Mercadona supermarket is located in the basement. The car park has the capacity of 212 spaces.