This year's Service Design Days conference 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, especially in COVID-times.
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 keynotes, case talks and lectures will take place in a large auditorium. 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 the terrace. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users.
Courtesy of BAU, Design College of 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.
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