The SDD Leadership Summit 2023 takes place in a converted industrial warehouse, the home-base of BAU, Design College of Barcelona. The venue is located in the heart of innovative and creative Barcelona, District 22@, and is completely modernised and equipped for design training.

About the venue

District 22@ is Barcelona’s innovation district, a renovated formerly industrial area, nicknamed ‘the Catalan Manchester’ in the 19th century. This part of the city has undergone an extraordinary integral transformation.

Without losing its old industrial and working-class character, the neighbourhood has been able to welcome and concentrate a large part of the city's creative and technological sectors. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users.

Courtesy of BAU, Design College of Barcelona

How to get there?


BAU, Design College of Barcelona
Carrer de Pujades, 118
08005 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 415 34 74

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Nearest metro stations are Bogatell or Llacuna (L3 / yellow line). Stations Marina and Glòries (L1 / red line) are on a 10 minute walk distance

Bus stop less than 500m away: Pujades - Ciutat de Granada (300) for the lines 6, 36 and 192. Bus stop between 500m and 750m away: line V23

Bicing (bicycle-sharing system) stations at Carrer de Pujades (428), 152 (next to Llacuna metro station) and 149 (next to Bogatell metro station)

Car parking Larronda at Carrer de Pujades 77/79, or Parking Acha at Carrer de Badajoz 121

Getting to Barcelona

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.

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of European cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city's major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties. Barcelona currently has eight metro lines.

Places to stay

We advise you to book your stay via Booking or Airbnb. Both platforms offer a wide range of accommodations.

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Press accreditation

Our press accreditation is for critics and journalists covering (Service) Design topics on a regular basis. Accreditation is granted only to professionals assigned by recognized media. Freelancers will not be accredited unless they are assigned by recognized media and meet all our other requirements.

To apply for an accreditation card please email us. You will then receive a request form. If your request is accepted you will receive your accreditation minimal 14 days before the event. The card will provide access to all keynotes and a selection of masterclasses.