Smart city – 22@

Discover Barcelona’s sustainable city model with the eyes of an architect

This tour takes you to Barcelona’s flagship project in its quest towards new urban, architectural and environmental identities, the 22@ Innovation District and Plaça de les Glòries.

The project involves an ambitious, large scale reconversion of a former industrial neighbourhood into a central technology and knowledge-driven cluster.

Experience an incursion into 22@, the innovation district that exhibits a unique urban transformation in Barcelona; where innovative and sustainable architecture converges with industrial heritage

The ongoing transformation of Plaça de las Glòries into a large park and much-needed green lung places great emphasis on sustainable development and the renaturation of the city.

After 20 years of development and especially in light of the Covid-19 crisis, the innovation district faces new challenges and evolves to deliver a more livable and inclusive environment.

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Who will be guiding you through the 22@ innovation district?

A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

  • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
  • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
  • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.

Selection of projects included in the tour

Plaça de les Glòries | Agence Ter + Ana Coello de Llobet
Nou Mercat dels Encants | b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Disseny Hub Barcelona | MBM Arquitectes
Torre Agbar | Jean Nouvel
Edifici Mediapro | Carlos Ferrater, Patrick Genard + Xavier Martí
UPF Campus de la Comunicació Poblenou | Josep Benedito + Ramon Valls. 2009
Media-TIC | Cloud 9 Enric Ruiz Geli
Can Framis – Fundació Vila Casas | BAAS Arquitectura Jordi Badia
Superilla del Poblenou

Duration: 2,5h – 3,5h (depending on the size of the group)

Transport: By foot

Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Max participants: 25 pax/group

Book your tour (1-6 people)