Another modern masterpiece chalked out of an old and ruined industrial structure, the Malmo Saluhall in Malmo, Sweden was a ruined, roofless freight depot near the Malmö Central Station. It was
Several layers of existing utilities made the task of transforming the neglected space into a fabulous market hall a lot harder than initially envisioned. A gap was intentionally created between the old and the new structures to accommodate these utilities even while allowing natural ventilation to flood in and light up the market hall. Despite its more modern interior, a weathering corrugated steel exterior with its natural orang-y hue gives the entire area a beautiful industrial vibe with natural greenery and smart lighting completing the striking transformation. [Photography: André Pihl]
In 2013 Wingårdh Architects was commissioned to transform the ruin into a market hall for about twenty vendors and restaurateurs. The initial intention was to add a similar volume onto the existing oblong brick building, but the plans changed when several layers of underground utilities were discovered on the site, reducing the buildable area of the lot.