Located in Barcelona, Spain, Las Arenas, Former Barcelona bullring converted into retail, entertainment and leisure complex was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Recently completed, the complex was opened to the public in March, offering commercial, entertainment, and health and leisure facilities, arranged around a central event space. Las Arenas encompasses 47,000 sq m in its cylindrical form and is located at the foothill of Montjuic at the intersection of Gran Via and Avenue Parallel.
The entire complex has been raised above the streets at ground level, with ramps and stairs providing access, meaning the lengthy construction project involved the excavation of the base of the facade and the insertion of composite arches to support the existing wall and create new spaces for shops and restaurants. Similar amenities will also be provided by the nearby ‘Eforum’ building.