Fira Gran Via
Fira Gran Via
Designed by the Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, and located between Barcelona and neighbouring L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, the Fira Gran Via venue is a symbol of the future of modern Barcelona. The site, which is committed to sustainability and functionality, comprises eight pavilions that are connected by an impressive walkway and covered by one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic installations ever built.
A symbol of progress
Built as a futuristic extension to the traditional Montjuïc venue, Fira Gran Via is the modern continuation of Fira Barcelona and of an enterprising city that constantly advances in its quest for growth. Construction of the 240,000 square-metre complex, which islocated just outside L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and near the airport, began in 1995 in response to the evident need to expand the Montjuïc trade fair site in order to keep pace with the demands of new events.
Pritzker prize-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito was commissioned to design the new exhibition facilities, and he built a space equipped with state-of-the-art technology in the new spirit of sustainability and environmental friendliness. Eight inter-connected pavilions, two heliports, nearly 5,000 parking spaces and 45 restaurants, among many other facilities, showcase the city’s hard work and efforts to meet the demands of increasingly important, large-scale trade fairs and events.
Fira Gran Via enjoys international prestige and is vital to Barcelona’s economy and business and cultural development. It signals a new era in the city’s history and international renown.