Lonja and Central Market Sourroundings
Urban regeneration Lonja and Central Market Sourroundings
Union of Architects
Elisabet Quintana, Blanca Peñín (Peñín Arquitectos S.L.P.), Olga Tarasó y Julià Espinàs (Espinàs i Tarrasó S.C.P.)
María Pedro, jardinería
Alejandro Marqués, estructura
Arnau Boix, estrategias sociales
Inés Novella, perspectiva de género
Daniel Dent, Alvaro Martí
GVA (Project), Valencia city hall (Realisation)
The project proposes the urban regeneration of the surroundings of the Lonja de la Seda, the Central Market and the Church of Santos Juanes, all of them listed as Assets of Cultural Interest (BIC) of the city of Valencia. The two main spaces of the scheme are the Market Square, which is characterized by being an emblematic urban space in which the different monuments cohabit, and the Ciudad de Brujas Square, an unattended space that currently lacks a minimum of urban quality.
The intervention aims to dignify the existing urban space as a unitary ensemble, providing it with urban activity, character and quality, and integrating gender perspective and respect for social and cultural diversity. Thus, the work has been developed from different standpoints, including the urban, architectural, heritage related, functional, landscape and environmental.
Hence, this is a transversal proposal from different disciplines and approaches with the sole objective of making the city.