Zara’s new Market Hall
The total recovery project will lead to the total redevelopment of the internal activities of the market. In fact, the final result will be a new polyfunctional structure, capable of pairing normal market activities with the sale and transformation of food and beverages. Furthermore, new internal and external spaces for cultural, training and information activities concerning themes like food, food culture and health will be created in order to promote social gatherings and to involve all the citizens.
Specifically, the 900 square meters of Zara’s market (600 indoor and 300 external) will host 11 independent spaces, dedicated to both seafood and meat lovers. There will be plenty of spaces for a modern cheese maker or the best traditional “salumeria”, in addition to a rotisserie with ready meals, an ice-cream and pastry shop, a pizzeria with a bakery and a classic Italian bar for a coffee or an aperitif. There will also be areas dedicated to craft beers and fresh pasta.
The improvement of the thermal insulation
The agreement between Serim and the Municipality of Milan for the management of Zara’s Market Hall included that Serim should be responsible for the total redevelopment of the building. Damiano Ferrari’s Impresa Ferrari, located in Bergamo, was chosen for the recovery project, which also involved the improvement of the thermal insulation and modernization of the building.
The two main facades, which, unlike the long side walls, do not have large windows, were insulated thanks to the installation of 40mm Aeropan panels. The existing structure did not permit the installation of “traditional” insulation materials and required an insulation panel which, in the least possible space, could be able to guarantee over time the performances required by the current regulations.