Opened in 2004 for the Universal Forum of Cultures event, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has since become a leading European location for event organisation.
Enjoying a privileged location in modern, cosmopolitan Barcelona, the CCIB can be found within the city’s new business and technology district, known as 22@.
The CCIB is made up of two architecturally stunning buildings that are linked together by an underground walkway. With a total floor area of around 100,000 sqm and a maximum capacity of 15,000 representatives, both buildings stand out in terms of their size and the great versatility that their spaces can offer.
The Convention Centre was built by the famous Spanish architect Jośe Luis Mateo and has been designed so as to allow light to play a central role within the space whilst minimising its visual impact on its environment.
The building is made up of 46 well-lit rooms. The rooms are of varying sizes and are spread out across 5 different floors. The stand-out rooms are the main Multipurpose Room (MP) with a total of 11,340 sqm, and the spectacular Banqueting Hall (P2), with its 1,665 sqm of floor space and terrace with sea views.
The Forum building, designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & DeMeuron, has become a world-famous emblem of modern Barcelona.
Its design, inspired by the area of the city in which it lies, along with its 25m high blue triangle, leaves a lasting impact on everyone that sets eyes on it.
Within the building lies the Forum Auditorium, a space that, thanks to its 3,082 seats, is able to host congresses, conventions and even act as a concert hall.