Architect: Wingårdh Architects

The old freight depot west of Malmö Central Station was no more than a roofless
shell when two siblings, Nina Totté Karyd and Martin Karyd, bought it in order to
create a market hall. 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.

The solution was to allow the addition to imitate the gable silhouette of the existing
building, but only occupy the portion of the site where the conditions were right. A
gap in the roof between the existing building and the addition brings daylight to the
old brick façade. The area surrounding the market hall is being redeveloped
quickly, but the façade cladding of weathering corrugated steel still provides an
echo of the industrial character that has dominated the district for so long. The
façades’ rust red color also serves as a backdrop for the vegetation that will one
day grow over the lattices that cover them. That vegetation also fills the narrow
space between the market hall and the adjacent parking structure.


Fact Sheet: Malmö Market Hall
Gross floor area: approx. 1500 m2
Location: Gibraltargatan 6, Malmö, Sweden
Project start: 2013
Groundbreaking: 2015
Completion date: October 2016
Client: Annabostäder AB
Construction manager: CMB
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB through Gert Wingårdh
(principal architect), Joakim lyth (project manager), Maria lyth (lead architect),
Ulrika Davidsson (lead engineer), Erik Holmgren, Andre Pihl, Gustaf Wennerberg,
and others.
Number of employees: approx. 80
Visitor per day: approx. 1500
Number of vendors: 19 (when fully leased)
Reference at Wingårdh Architects: Joakim Lyth
Direct phone: +46 10-788 10 31
Reference at Malmö Market Hall: Martin Karyd
Direct phone: +46 70 887 67 27
Photographer: André Pihl
Direct phone: +46 40-660 10 66