Found project: Park of the Olympic Port


    Project : Park of the Olympic Port

    Language variant : Parc del Port Olímpic

    Architect : Several architects

    Completion: 1992

    Locality : Barcelona

    Country : Spain

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

    Description :

    What was once little more than a disused wasteland is now one of the most attractive areas of the city to visit, full of bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and modern sculptures.

    The core of the district is naturally the square-shaped marina, which juts out into the Mediterranean and shines with the paint of bright white sailing boats and yachts, either moored or setting out to sea during the summer months.

    Two of the city's most instantly recognizable buildings reside at the port, in the forms of the Mapfre and Arts Hotel—two vast towers casting their shadow over the beach below. These skyscrapers were in fact built as part of the Olympic Village to house athletes during the Games, but are now an office building and 5-star luxury hotel respectively.

    Below the towers are a number of attractions, including the Parc del Port Olimpic, Enric Miralles’ Torre de Gas Natural (cool glass head offices of Barcelona’s gas company) and the Gran Casino, whilst the visitor is unlikely to miss the gleaming copper sculpture that has become the emblem of Barcelona’s Olympic Port: known as the “El Peix d’Or” or “The Golden Fish”, this futuristic landmark was designed by Frank Gehry.

    http://www.barcelona-life.com/barcelona/port-olimpic (June 21, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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