The city will gain a new public access plaza under the iconic Clock Tower | The future auction house a restaurant where to enjoy the day’s catch and a gateway lookout | After years of delay, this Monday laid the first stone remodeling, which will modernize the fish market and the headquarters of the brotherhood and includes a new ice maker
The fishing area of Barcelona will be fully open to the public in October 2017 After years of discussions and disputes between the fishermen of the city and the Port Authority, this Monday has laid the first stone of what will be the new factory ice, with all the quarrels that have caused more than a conflict between the two institutions are buried. In the work of reform 10 million euros will be invested and maintenance activity is guaranteed in the Catalan capital.
The remodeling project, signed by the architect Carlos Ferrater, envisages a three-stage intervention works compatible with fishing. First, carry out the construction of the new ice maker and once completed these works the old facility will be demolished and the building of the future auction, which will have the services of the guild and start a restaurant. Finally urbanization will miss the entire area that will allow entry to visitors and behave dignifying Rellotge Tower, the first lighthouse of the port city, built in 1772 and operated until the mid-nineteenth century.
The future building, explained Ferrater, is designed as a Glass Bowl to have little impact on the port. A walkway will allow visitors access to the fishing zone without hindering the activity of workers. So, from a balcony can be seen the arrival of the boats at dock and superior access Balears leave the tourists to witness the fish auction is done daily in the fish market, but is now banned public in general. The president of the Port Authority, Sixtus Cambra, explained Monday that the jobs have become more permeable up the area and allow the locals to learn about fishing town.
Fishermen have signed an agreement for 35 years to stay in this area of the port of Barcelona. A covenant, which the larger pattern of the Confraternity, José Manuel Juárez, was greeted with much skepticism primarily due to mutual distrust between the two institutions. However, he said the remodeling Pescadors spring ensures that fishing stay in Barcelona and not end up disappearing. In this sense, the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, pointed to the capacity of the port to create economic activity, while ensuring coexistence between different uses of the harbor.
There are a total of 34 fishing vessels whose home port Barcelona. Twenty of them are encircling twelve trawl and two minor arts. The group of fishermen includes nearly 300 professionals. The redevelopment of this part of the only one port of Catalunya, close to Tarragona, which depends on the government, and not the Generalitat should have started in 1992.