Yesterday, 4th of December, the symbolic ceremony to lay the first stone of the new “Hall Zero” pavilion at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre was held in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The future building, of gigantic dimensions, represents an additional gross area of more than 135,000m2, which will increase the exhibition area of the Fira by more than 25% and include 24,000m2 of offices for the public administration.
The event was led by the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès; the Councilor of Economy and Finance, Natàlia Mas Guix; the Councilor of Enterprise and Employment, Roger Torrent; the Mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni; the Mayor of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Núria Marín; and the Presidents of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Josep Santacreu, of Fira de Barcelona, Pau Relat, and of Fira 2000, Josep Maria Vilarrúbia.
Before the speeches by all the representatives involved, the guests at the event had the opportunity to learn more about the project through the words of Fermín Vázquez, author of the project and director of the works, in collaboration with Toyo Ito Architects and Associates, and David Poudevida, general director of Fira 2000.
Source: Fira Barcelona