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San Martin Market

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Luis Uzcanga, Almudena Grandío
location San Sebastián
function commercial space, market, shopping centre
contributed by Naomi

This new market hall, now more shopping mall than food, replaced an old market place which was originally built in 1884. José de Goicoa designed this original building, inspired by a French example, the Les Halles in Bayona. The old market was built at the point when the city of Donostia started to grow beyond its walls, and the market has subsequently expanded since. Eventually the old market place with fresh fish, fruit and meat, has grown to be part of the collective historic memory and the social structure of the city. Because the need for commercial space in the city centre grew, and the consumer behaviour changed, the city decided to replace the old market. This decision was a controversial one. Many inhabitants dispute the necessity of another new and mediocre shopping mall, and argument that the city, known for it's strong gastronomic tradition should not have replaced the fresh food-stalls with DVD's and clothing.

Naomi says:
Hi Almudena, I'm sorry for the mistake, and changed the spelling. Thanks for noticing!
Amsterdam, Netherlands 30-Nov-09
Almudena Grandío says:
My name is Almudena Grandío, no Grañido if it is posible please change it.
Thanks Almudena Grandío Architect
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San Martin Market
Calle de Urbieta
Project is public!
Completion 9- 2005
Floor area/size 37244 m2
Cost € 24000000,-
Main designer, ArchitectLuis Uzcanga
ArchitectAlmudena Grandío
Client City of Donostia
Project ID 2019
Latitude/Longitude 43°19'05N 01°58'59W
Contributed by Naomi
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