International Convention Center in the area of Forum 2004, Barcelona
The Barcelona International Convention Center consists of a large hall (15.000 m2, 80m of structural lighting) that can be divided and a block for associated services that looks out to sea. The hall is both structure and abstraction; the exterior block talks to the sea and the sky.
The structure is a musical score of reference. The climate, the light (and opposite, shade) and sound (and its opposite, silence) have shaped the plot. The flows (of people and of fluids that are all similar), the masses and the architecture that appears (and frequently) disappears amid them.
Josep Lluís Mateo, 2004
Typology: Convention Center
Competition: 1st Prize
Surface: 85,000 m2
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Photo: Infinite Light and Albert Masias
Meetings & Incentive Travels Awards – Best Overseas Conference Center, gold (2017); silver (2016, 2008); bronze (2021, 2015, 2012, 2007)
IMEX Green Supplier Award 2010, finalist
Top International Purpose-Built Venue 2008 (C&IT), Best international convention center category, 1st award
AIPC Innovation Award 2007, Best technology infrastructure
Spanish Architecture Biennial 2005, finalist