Olympic Pavilion in Badalona

This 150m x 100m building holds 12,500 spectators. It is a symbolic, representative building that could be called a cathedral of sport: a large covered space, the end of an urban path where spectators, after passing through a succession of spaces, come into a place where they thrill to its sheer size, proportions and light. The result is a very precise building, simple in spite of its largeness, and apparently independent while arranging and giving meaning to this part of the city.

Programme : Tertiary, Sports
Location : Badalona, Spain  
Client : Badalona City Council, COOB 92, Generalitat of Catalonia  
Architect : Esteve Bonell, Josep Maria Gil y Francesc Rius
Surface : 25.000 m²   
Status : Built