Encants Barcelona

HyCOMB's stainless steel honeycomb panels used to create a stunning mirror effect at Encants, central Barcelona

Project Information

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Feature Product: Mirror finished stainless steel reinforced by honeycomb backing
  • Surface Skin: Mirror finished stainless steel
  • Application: Exterior cladding (Canopy / Ceiling)
  • Area: 5,000m²

About the Project

Encants, also known as Els Encants Vells or Encants Flea Market, is a landmark building located in the central area of Barcelona. It’s a market for small commodities and has been chosen as a ‘cover project’ of contemporary architecture Barcelona handbook. 

Formerly known as Mercat de Bellcaire, the flea market is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to the 14th Century.

To complement its rich history, in 2013 the market moved to its eye-catching contemporary home; a striking, purpose-built three-story structure located at Carrer de los Castillejos, with HyCOMB Panels carefully selected to work on the project.

Its stunning, height-adjustable canopy, designed by Fermin Väzquez and clad with HyCOMB’s steel honeycomb panels, has quickly cemented Encants Flea Market’s status as a hotspot for both tourists and locals.

The honeycomb backing efficiently reinforces the 1mm mirror finished stainless steel on top, providing an unparalleled & impressive aesthetic look for the whole building.

Today the market is home to over 500 stalls offering an array of antiques, craft materials and other products – including books, ornaments, cameras and furniture – and welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

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