Unleash the potential of citizens and social economy organizations
Foster diversity and redundancy
The neighbourhood Fort Pienc in Barcelona had no public and social amenities. In 2003 a new market was introduced to the neighbourhood, which also provided a set of public and social facilities, which had been unavailable in the area.
A participative public consultation process was implemented to define the facilities and services need- ed in the neighbourhood. It involved key associations of the community.
The result of this process was the building of a new market with a surface area of 4,262 m2. It houses two underground floors for a supermarket and the market’s technical infrastructure. At the street level there is a fresh produce market.
The new municipal market area includes a range of community focused facilities such as an old people’s home with 150 places and a day centre, a student residence with a 200-bed capacity, as well as a kindergarten, a library and the extension of the Civic Centre Ateneu de Fort Pienc.
Today the market area has become a new centre of public and social life which offers services for the community. The market itself presents an important commercial and economic location for the neighbourhood.
City of Barcelona