Today’s market system in Barcelona even the flee market operate around fixed schedules and locations, which limit their exposure and rarely reflect supply and demand fluctuations.

With Barcelona’s continuing growth in commercial activities, the size and complexity of which along with the increasing urban population and the complicated mobility system in Barcelona, offers an opportunity to re-examine/re-form the goods distribution strategies (groceries, flowers, fast consuming goods etc.) and design a new dynamic system that will greatly improve efficiency by using real-time data, the mobility flows, understanding the real needs and demands from consumers and in the same time enhancing the communication between producers and consumers.

Urban Hawker is a network of dynamic market using real-time data to optimise distribution, respond to different activity patterns and strengthen the connections between supply and demand.


Urban Hawkers is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in City and Technology in 2016 by:

Student: Chenghuai Zhou, Ilkim Er, Mohit Chaugule

Faculty: Carlo RattiAntonio Atripaldi & Matteo Silverio