IMPLUVIUM, an open-air marketplace in Reinosa, Spain, is meant to have as open a purpose as its architectural style. The large roof and timber supports cover a promenade that encircles a central courtyard, making the building suitable to anything from outdoor and covered farmers' markets to community events both formal and informal.
IMPLUVIUM replaces a marketplace that was recently destroyed in a fire. While such an event is unfortunate, the new building is far better suited to the needs of the community. One of its most salient architectural features is the placement of the courtyard. It is offset from the perfect middle of the structure, a choice that seems odd at first. However, that choice was made to provide variance of space on the interior, covered section.