FMHOY - Fuerteventura
The Traditions' Market in La Oliva is one of the main attractions of the municipality's capital, because of its special location in a space of architectural and heritage interest, Casa del Coronel and for the quality of the products proposed by local producers and handcraft makers, each Tuesday and Friday.
However, the Ayuntamiento of La Oliva has prepared a series of actions to renovate and bring a new lease of life into this market. The mayor of La Oliva, Isaí Blanco, the Commerce councillor, Evelin Gómez, the councillor of Projects and Services, Oliver González, presented to the producers of the market, the project of renovations and extension produced by the young Majorero architect, José Ramos Díaz.
The project contemplates actions such as the creation of various pergolas and the extension of the pavement in the open areas of the building, which will increase the usable surface for the installation of new stands. «The market has more demands than available spaces, it was getting too small and something had to be done», indicated the councillor of Commerce. Evelin Gómez added that the project benefits from an investment of 125.000 Euros, which will be approved this summer to start the process of offers. A project to put emphasis on the Traditions' Market
The project elaborated by the young architect José Ramos Díaz proposes an intervention that concentrates on respecting the architecture of Casa del Coronel, a building that, like many important buildings in the municipality's capital, used to belong to the lords of La Oliva. José Ramos Díaz spoke about the simple and traditional architecture of the façade with stones in the corners and luminous interior areas. In addition to the pergolas and the new flooring, some toilets will be added and the exterior reservoir will be renovated, where a viewpoint already existed.
The objective is to create in this space an interpretation area within the Project of the Route of Water (Ruta del Agua), showing the ingenuities that were used in the old days to store water and distribute it amongst the different reservoirs of the area. The basic programme of the new additional buildings of Casa del Coronel will consist of an interpretation centre, three spaces for stands (two of them that can be joined together), a small storeroom, a space destined to accessible toilets and exterior areas with pergolas for outdoor market activities. It is on one single floor, all at the same level.