Cabral Market (Vigo)

Leam 113

The Vigo City Council submitted a request for a building with various uses that would mainly serve as a market. It included an annex intended to be used as a cultural and municipal service centre. However, in time, the latter became the main function of the building.

The idea was to construct a public building with small, yet properly sized spaces. The centre of the building is cylindrical with a large ramp connecting the different spaces which emphasizes its effect. The material used was simple and unadorned. Special attention was given to the floor plan of the market, making it functional while taking advantage of natural light.