Over 1.5 million people visit the Barcelona Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu visited the Barcelona Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo this morning. The Pavilion presents two projects this year regarding the transformation of Cituat Vella and the 22@ industrial project.


August 31, 2010 12:05 AM

Shanghai (ACN).- The president of the Spanish Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and the mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, visited the pavilion of the Catalan capital of the Shanghai World Expo this morning. In the pavilion you can view the possibilities of the city as a “place to invest”. As of now, more than 1.5 million people have visited the Barcelona Pavilion, some 20,000 each day. It was designed by the Dani Freixas Studio and occupies a space of 1,000 square metres. The 2 projects presented for the Catalan capital are the reformation and transformation of the Ciutat Vella neighbourhood and the conversion of the industrial zone of Poblenou as a part of the 22@ project.
The pavilion consists of 5 modules: the public space, living, social cohesion, economic reactivation and mobility and infrastructures. It also offers an international working point for businesses and entities that wish to expand and reinforce contacts with partners from all over the world. These two projects respond to the theme of the Shanghai World Expo “Better City, Better Life” that wishes to show how determinate urban practices from diverse cities of the world are serving to better the quality of live of citizens. These two projects have been valued for their role in regenerating the city’s urban fabric in order to make it more habitable. Mayor Jordi Hereu showed his satisfaction for the “magnificent exposition that expresses our concept of the city, modern, open, and tolerant”.