Spain at EXPO REAL – Focus on Catalonia
2016 was the best year for Catalonia in terms of foreign property investments. The Catalan real estate market offers highly attractive perspectives in many areas. Come to the trade fair stand of “Barcelona Catalonia”, e.g. for a presentation of the innovative technology district 22@ and other projects, or visit the event “The Significance of Public Space for Urban Planning” at the INTELLIGENT URBANIZATION FORUM, where you will be able to talk to - among others - Grisha Domakowski, Head of Projects of the development project Campus Diagonal-Besòs in Barcelona.
Highly Attractive Investment Opportunities
In 2016 Catalonia achieved the best foreign property investment figures of its history. According to the latest investment analyses this upward tendency will continue in 2017. Obtain first-hand information on Barcelona’s efficient and sustainable urban development projects at the “Barcelona Catalonia” stand in Hall A2, A2.330, and make valuable contacts with companies and government representatives.
Ambitious and trend-setting projects: the “Barcelona Catalonia” stand
The Catalan government, represented by Incasòl, as well as the Barcelona City Council have decided to make an appearance at EXPO REAL again, in order to present many different ambitious urban development projects. Projects espousing aspects of social justice, sustainability as well as financial feasibility receive particular support, essentially based on Catalonia’s view that economic growth should go hand in hand with the further development of a country and at the same time rely on clean and sustainable technologies.
One of the projects is 22@Barcelona - one of the most ambitious urban development projects of the world. It started as a government initiative for the complete reconstruction of the historic industrial district of “Poble Nou” to create a business center driven by technology and knowledge. Today there are universities, research and education centers, startups as well as highly modern technology companies in the 22@ district. The idea behind it: connecting international as well as local communities by creating physical as well as social networks and facilitating cooperation and establishing a sustainable business ecosystem. Cities like Boston, Istanbul, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro have long copied the model.
Our tip: Visit the panel “Innovation Districts Part 2: Where Enterprise Meets Placemaking.” in the PLANNING AND PARTNERSHIPS FORUM in Hall A2 and find out more about this exciting project.
Campus Diagonal-Besòs in the INTELLIGENT URBANIZATION FORUM
In the panel “The Significance of Public Space for Urban Planning” in the INTELLIGENT URBANIZATION FORUM in Hall C1 one of the projects to be discussed will be the urban development project university campus Diagonal-Besòs from Barcelona. The campus has a potential gross building area of 150,000 square meters and will consist of three buildings for teaching and research. The fields planned are biomedicine, electric, electronic and industrial automation, energy, mechanics, nanotechnology and chemistry. The premises with access to the Mediterranean are between Barcelona and Sant Adrià del Besòs.
Barcelona has faced an international, open and cosmopolitan task: The city is committed to models of integrative growth which supports a diversified economy. Therefore, Barcelona is extremely attractive for foreign investments and global players.