For many people, especially if they do not live in Barcelona, the 22 @ district is totally unknown. This is mainly due to the fact that its creation is quite recent and that it is currently undergoing expansion. In order to get a better idea of where this area is and the advantages of living in it, we want to dedicate a few paragraphs here to talk about this district.
Origins of Barcelona's 22 @ district
Barcelona's 22 @ district was created in 2000 as part of the city council's initiative. The objective was none other than to transform a total of 200 hectares of industrial land belonging to the popular neighbourhood of Poblenou into a place that stands out for its innovative and productive nature and in which modern spaces can be enjoyed both from an industrial and residential perspective. In fact, the main focus of the project was the strategic concentration on intensive activities related to knowledge.
How were the objectives of the 22 @ project in Barcelona achieved?
To achieve the objectives set by the city council of Barcelona, a project was created based on a more compact concept of the city. In it, universities, which are the main sources of knowledge for the inhabitants of the city, share space with those companies dedicated to more innovative plots, as well as training centres, research and technology, housing and green areas. The area was also equipped with basic facilities and services (schools, medical centres, etc.).