News from UPF
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau; the minister for Enterprise and Knowledge of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia, Àngels Chacón, and the rector of Pompeu Fabra University, Jaume Casals, signed a protocol to jointly promote a new space for research and innovation in the grounds of the old Fish Market.
This signing of this agreement sets the starting point for the "Ciutadella of Knowledge" (pdf, 12 pp.), a scientific and urban planning project that seeks to turn the Ciutadella area into a leading hub of scientific knowledge in Europe.
The planned urban intervention in the "Ciutadella of Knowledge" project is one of the most important urban transformations promoted in the city of Barcelona in recent years because it affects the entire area of Ciutadella and includes the permeability of the perimeter of the park and its opening up to the sea.
The aim is for the 300,000 m2 of Ciutadella Park to overlap with its surroundings and help the city and the citizens not only as a recreational tool but also as a tool for science and culture, in other words, for knowledge.
The specific project of the former Fish Market has been created in order to help reinforce the already strong research in the field of biomedicine, biology, economics, political sciences, law, humanities or technology, on UPF’s Ciutadella campus. It intends, in the one location, to concentrate research in different areas that will enable a unification of objectives rarely seen in Europe.