La Ciutadella Knowledge Hub
The park where science grows
La Ciutadella Knowledge Hub is a scientific and urban development project that will turn the Parc de la Ciutadella and its surroundings into a leading European hub for knowledge, dissemination, research and innovation.
We want the Parc de la Ciutadella to be better in form and content, for it to regain its former glory not just with physical improvements but by giving it character and a sense of use.
Looking at its origins (Universal Exhibition of 1888) and the activities that now surround the park (universities, museums, research centres, foundations, companies...), we find there an inspiring driving force: science, research and culture.
The transformation of the park
Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona’s oldest and most-visited park, is the cornerstone of La Ciutadella Knowledge Hub. It’s the connecting point between science and citizenship. We are renovating the park to update the infrastructure, the greenery and the heritage elements, to improve accessibility to the surrounding neighbourhoods and to prepare it to host new scientific and cultural activities.
News of la Ciutadella Knowledge Hub
The new Martorell Exhibition Centre
The Greenhouse is back!
Creation of a new research and innovation complex of some 45,000 m2, focused on biomedicine, biodiversity and global wellbeing, which will be located on the land formerly occupied by the market, next to the Ciutadella campus of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is to build a new biosciences centre that will bring together the different CSIC research units in Catalonia on the site that currently houses Spain’s Mobile Park, located in front of the UPF’s Ciutadella campus.
The southern side of the Parc de la Ciutadella, which runs along Passeig Picasso, is home to some of the most emblematic and recognisable buildings and facilities in the park (The Castle of the Three Dragons, the Hivernacle, the Umbracle and the Centre Martorell d'Exposicions), which form a hub of great heritage value where scientific and cultural uses will be reinforced.
11/02/2024 - 11:26 h Urban planning and infrastructures Redevelopment of the area around the old fish market approved
The area will be transformed into the future research complex at the Ciutadella del Coneixement.
05/02/2024 - 11:24 h Science The Ciutadella del Coneixement adds the Centre Martorell d’Exposicions
This is the second facility to open as part of the future science and research hub.
13/02/2024 - 18:00 h Science New CSIC research centre to be located in Carrer Doctor Trueta
The building forms part of the Ciutadella del Coneixement knowledge hub.
18/12/2023 - 15:08 h Science The Ciutadella Knowledge Hub takes shape with the reopening of the Greenhouse
The new opening of the space constitutes the first piece of the strategy to rehabilitate the park and turn it into a benchmark research and innovation space.
Ciutadella of Knowledge Map
- Fish Market
- CSIC bioscience hub
- Heritage and science hub
- Three Dragons Castle
- Centre Martorell d'Exposicions
- Biblioteca Urbana Central
- Zoo's strategic plan