In 2014 the Barcelona City Council held an architectural competition for the landscape planning of an interior urban block and a sports facility consisting of an indoor heated swimming pool and a sports court.
The architecture of the new Palalido, as resulting from the executive project, is characterized by a great compositional simplicity but at the same time with a strong formal characterization that is intended to emphasize the social importance it has.
The design of volumes for sport and physical activity "for all". (even with areas-parterres where the presence of the public is expected) requires a specialized design approach, as a result of the complexity of the scale of engineering and the high technological level required.
The new sports facility is part of a highly urbanized and densely inhabited context, so as to play a fundamental role in the construction of a system of equipment, services and public areas connected to each other.
In this centre of the Modena Apennines, a new gymnasium with related changing rooms has been built, replacing an existing small gymnasium, insufficient for competitive activities and regular training of the various sports organizations in the area.