The Service Design Days main conferences usually take place in one of the most iconic buildings of Barcelona: Disseny Hub Barcelona (Design Hub Barcelona), a melting pot of design in the heart of innovative and creative Barcelona, District 22@. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 5th anniversary conference will be held online.
District 22@ is Barcelona’s innovation district, a renovated formerly industrial area, nicknamed ‘the Catalan Manchester’ in the 19th century. The Design Hub is situated next to Jean Nouvel’s famous Torre Glòries. It houses the Barcelona Design Museum, the Barcelona Design Centre and FAD, an independent non-profit organisation that promotes arts, design and architecture. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users.
The keynotes will take place in a large, modern auditorium overlooking the city and the Sagrada Familia. Case talks and masterclasses are given in smaller, intimate spaces. A fully catered, 3 course lunch, coffee breaks and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Networking drinks will take place on a beautiful terrace.
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Barcelona airport El Prat is located 16 kilometres south of the city. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, like Girona. Some of the airlines are: Vueling, Iberia, KLM, Transavia, and Easyjet. To reach the city, take a taxi, or the express bus service called the Aerobus that runs to Plaza Catalunya. The metro (L9 Sud) connects both terminals of the airport with the Barcelona underground network. If you prefer you can take a train near Terminal T2, calling at the stations Sants, Passeig de Gracia and Clot.
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