CCIB-International Convention Center

Construction year: 2004
Address: Avinguda Diagonal 1 | BARCELONA | Spain | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 41.4105, 2.21905

The CCIB, Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, forms part of the business tourism offer in Barcelona, one of the World’s favourite destinations. It has been designed to host meetings of various types and sizes, whose distinguishing features, such as the venues, the architecture, the location and the experience of the managing group, have made it a European leader.

The buildings

The CCIB has two state-of-the-art buildings: The Convention Centre and the Auditorium of the Forum Building. Both buildings are joined by an underground, connecting walkway, made to adapt to all types of events. A total surface area of nearly 100,000m² makes the CCIB one of the largest Convention Centres in Europe, capable of holding 15,000 delegates in one venue alone. Boasting the latest technology, the buildings are distinguished both for their architectural singularity as well as the versatility of their interior venues that allow for the success of large and small events.

Incorporated in the new seafront of the Barcelona coastline Diagonal Mar, and offering 2,500 hotel rooms near the area, the CCIB is currently a leading destination for business tourism.
The CCIB is able to host associative events, normally linked to scientific associations, as well as corporate and institutional events.

The Convention Centre building

The Convention Centre building, created by the Spanish architect José Luís Mateo, is an architectural piece which makes light its main feature.

Designer of other emblematic buildings, such as the future Film Library of Catalonia, The Ave de Lille Station (France) or the AC Hotel in the Diagonal Mar area, José Luís Mateo created an open building, completely versatile and facing the sea. The Convention Centre has 45 translucent halls spread out over 3 floors, 2 mezzanines and a basement.

Those that stand out are the large exhibition hall, moduled in 8 different zones and flooded by natural light, and a spectacular banquet hall with sea views.

⇒ Architecture Guide to BARCELONA
⇒ Learn more about: