Barcelona 1992; Vila Olímpica (1)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 28 – Barcelona 1992; Vila Olímpica (1)

For the Olympic Village, the wastelands of Pablo Nou were redeveloped. Nowadays, this is a residential area.

 

Map: Area Olympic Village

 

Photos; Olympic Village in 2017

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

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Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Piscines Bernat Picornell

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 26 – Piscines Bernat Picornell

Piscines Bernat Picornell

  • Opened: 1970
  • Architect: Antoni Lozoya and Joan Ricard (1970) – Franc Fernandez and Moisés Gallego (1990)
  • Capacity: 3,000 seats (10,000 during the Olympics)
  • Olympic Sports: Swimming, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming and Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
  • Pools: A 50m indoor pool, a 50m outdoor pool, and a pool for diving

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Torre de comunicacions de Montjuïc

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 25 – Torre de comunicacions de Montjuïc

Torre de comunicacions de Montjuïc

  • Opened: 1992
  • Architect: Santiago Calatrava
  • Height: 136m

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Palau dels Esports de Barcelona

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 24 – Palau dels Esports de Barcelona

Palau dels Esports de Barcelona

  • Opened: 1955
  • Architect: Josep Soteras (1955) – Francesc Labastida (1986)
  • Capacity: 8,000 seats
  • Olympic Sports: Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Palau Sant Jordi

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 23 – Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi

  • Opened: 1990
  • Architect: Arata Isozaki
  • Capacity: 15,000 seats
  • Olympic Sports: Artistic gymnastics, handball final, and volleyball final events.

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam
Photo courtesy of Christian Koedam

Barcelona 1992; Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (2)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 22 – Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (2)

A few photos of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Park;

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 21 – Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

Institut National d’Educació Física de Catalunya

  • Opened: 1927, Renovated 1985-1989
  • Architect: Pere Domènech i Roura, Vittorio Gregotti (renovation)
  • Capacity: 55,926 seats
  • Olympic Sports: Opening and closing ceremonies, Athletics

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 20 – Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

  • Opened: 2007
  • Architects: Xavier Basiana and Toni Camps
  • Website

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later – Institut National d’Educació Física de Catalunya

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 19 – Institut National d’Educació Física de Catalunya

Institut National d’Educació Física de Catalunya

  • Opened: 1991
  • Architect: Ricardo Bofill
  • Capacity: 400 seats
  • Olympic Sports: Wrestling

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels