City Metropolitana, Hospitalet de Llobregat
In association with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Winners of the competition tendered by el Consorci de la Zona Franca. The proposal goes beyond traditional architecture and urban planning, since the concept of a business city has been rethought and produced in an areaa of Hospitalet de Llobregat, just where it borders Barcelona, a partircularly attractive spot. The motivating idea behind the project, therefore, was to create a daytime city that concentrated offices, convention halls, shops, small businesses and a big hotel. In short, a place that has everything necessary to undertake business activities, and which becomes a pioneer of its genre, making workplace efficiency compatible with quality in the environment and human relationships. The complex is composed of 10 buildings and a luxury hotel of 400 rooms, reserving the central area for a large garden.
- Date: 2001
- Area: 46840 m2
- Stage: Preliminary Design
- Location: Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain