Gramalote Market Square (C3 no.410)


Niro Arquitectura + OAU

C3 no.410 / pp.172-181 (10 pages)


Gramalote Market Square _ Niro Arquitectura + OAU

Gramalote, Colombia, 2017

A rebuilt town is brought together by a market built on a steep slope, under a distinctive concrete roof
The small town of Gramalote in the humid interior of Colombia was destroyed by landslide in 2010, but it was not abandoned. The municipality has rebuilt, and a new 900m2 market hall completed in 2017 has been important in re-integrating the returning population and nearby farmers. Its design followed a competition won by architects based in the capital Bogotá, who are now Niro Aquitectura and OAU. […]