An international design competition was organised by Ayuntamiento of Madrid with the aim to build a local market. The project area was located in Sanchinarro and faced an urban park area. The strong relationship between the construction area and the park was characteristic of this project: the plan was to enclose the market with a rigid and monolithic facade directed towards the city and open it to the park. The public would be led to the park from which general perspective of the new building – an open market, typical of Arabic-Spanish culture – could be enjoyed and appreciated. The project was selected in the first phase.