The greatest challenge for the architects was arranging the floor plans of the flats so that the rooms that require daylight are on the exterior of the building. However, the occupants still get to enjoy the lively goings-on inside the building, as the atriums in the uppermost penthouses have been fitted with glass floors that look down onto the world below. They are cloaked in what is arguably the building’s greatest attraction, the magnificent “Hoorn des Overfloeds” (English: “Horn of Plenty”) fresco with its giant flowers.
The low-noise piping system Silent-db20 and the roof drainage system Pluvia were chosen for the Markthal’s drainage concept. Because this system works using negative pressure, it only needs small pipe cross-sections and few discharge stacks – a decisive advantage when dealing with curved roofs such as the one at the Markthal.