The local market of Ferreries after falling into disuse for several years has been restored and extended to become a new Cultural Centre. Its physical and social surroundings have changed and evolved over the years, while the building was abandoned and forgotten. Now, there is a temporal overlap -past, present and future- between memory and the contemporary daily life of the neighbourhood.
The main original nave of the market is preserved and its void character is recovered. Natural light becomes a main element that emphasizes the dialogue between old and new.
Originally the market was giving the back to the Joan Monclús Square. The square was an opportunity to hold outdoor activities and events, so the main entrance and extension was placed between the square and the old market. Today, the square gives access to the new Cultural Centre, which at the same time sets a background of the activities held there.
A close relation is established between the market and its extension, through the horizontal lines of composition, opposing the tall new mute facade and contrasting the white, soft and bright interior of the nave to the new dark, grooved and textured facade.