Mercati Generali Redevelopment

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Related people
Arup Associates (engineer)
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) (was created by)
Rem Koolhaas (architect)
2010, estimated completion;2004
The Mercati Generali Redevelopment project represents the first adaptive re-use of a historical site in Rome. Located near the Roman Forum and Coliseum, Mercati Generali will feature about 830,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment in five areas: the Large Mediatheque for a comprehensive bookstore, high-tech public research library and meeting rooms; the Modern Baths for a recreational area that will combine health clubs, sporting goods and equipment retailers, virtual gaming arcades and water sports; the City of Tastes for a collection of restaurants and markets; Performance and Entertainment Spaces; and Recinto for a large public square that will feature specialty and fashion stores, art galleries, and markets.
2000s (2000 - 2009)
2010s (2010 - 2019)