Diagonal Mar and Universal Forum of Cultures 2004
Project of Hines, an American real estate group based in Houston Texas.
1,400 new apartments within a self-contained 'hyper-community', the first to be completed at the end of this year.
Common private areas with leisure amenities.
Largest retail centre in Catalunya and Spain (87,000m²), opened in November 2001.
New concept shopping centre designed by Jean-Louis Solal, a leader in the modern shopping industry.
Eco-friendly, with pneumatic rubbish disposal chutes, orientation of buildings for a better absorption of sunlight, location with respect to prevailing winds, garden irrigation from rain water collectors etc.
Underground car parking for 5,000 cars - the largest underground car park in Europe (3,400m²).
New 14 hectare park (the third largest in Barcelona) ceded for public use.
New zone of 3 hotels and office buildings.
Completion by 2005.
1,500 employed in construction.
New type of world event - a 'Cultural Olympics'.
New installations to host the main activities located on 50 hectares of former industrial land adjacent to the river Besςs.
Convention site with the capacity to hold congresses of up to 15,000 people.
An auditorium, with a capacity for 3,200 people, will be located in the Forum Building. The Convention Centre and Forum building are connected by a 20-metre-wide underground walkway.
New beaches and off-shore breakwater.
Forum activities will extend throughout Barcelona.
Hotel and office facilities of Diagonal Mar to be utilised.
Co-organised by the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan autonomous Government and the Spanish Government, with UNESCO as the main partner.
Business sponsors include Telιfonica, Endesa, IBM and MRW.