Plaza de Europa

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Some buildings under construction in 2008.

Plaza de Europa (Catalan: Plaça d'Europa) is a square in the District VII (Granvia l'Hospitalet) of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (suburb of Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain). Located on the Granvia de l'Hospitalet avenue at the intersection with Carrer d'Amadeu Torner. It's part of L'Hospitalet's recent urban development, and one of its biggest squares at 33 ha, with a distinguishable skyline made up of high-rises, among the tallest structures in the city, some of which are designed by the renowned architect Toyo Ito. It's expected to become its economic centre, and will allow different parts of the city formerly severed by the Granvia to become interconnected. It's still not completed but already featuring most of its planned buildings and infrastructure. Part of Fira de Barcelona, near it stand the pavilons of rest of Fira de Barcelona and the shopping centre Gran Via 2.

Buildings[edit]

High-rise buildings (over 50 m or 20 floors) in the area include:[1]

Name Height Floors Year Usage
Hotel Porta Fira 113 m 26 2010 Hotel
Torre Realia BCN 112 m 24 2009 Offices
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel 105 m 26 2012 Hotel
Torre Inbisa 104 m 25 2010 Offices
Torre Werfen 104 m 25 2009 Offices
Torre Europa 5 74 m 19 2009 Residential
Torre Europa 4 74 m 19 2009 Residential
Torre Europa 3 74 m 19 2009 Residential

Transport[edit]

Commuter and metro services[edit]

Europa-Fira is a Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) station served by Barcelona Metro L8 and, when completed, by L9 and L10.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.emporis.com/sp/wm/zo/?id=100307

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°21′25″N 2°07′29″E / 41.357049°N 2.124813°E / 41.357049; 2.124813