19 December 2021

What is it like to work in the 22@ district in Barcelona?

We are redefining the model of the cities, which is now focused on some key concepts like sustainability and connectivity. The city of Barcelona is following this global trend.

The 22@district started as a government initiative to transform 200 hectares into a productive, innovative and strategic area. Its intention was to base the city’s development on talent. Today, the area is a hub for international companies, many of them are technology start-ups, which have found in this area a perfect ecosystem for accelerating and scaling their business models. The possibilities offered by this district, both professionally and in terms of life, are hard to match.

A right decision

Thanks to the efforts of the public and private sectors, Barcelona has become the digital hub of southern Europe, according to data from the latest Digital Talent Overview Report, published by Barcelona Digital Talent.

The city is becoming more and more attractive for companies, both local and foreign and the 22@ is the main attraction. Green areas, restaurants and local shops are all located just a few steps from the Mar Bella beach. It is not the city centre, but this is one of its great charms. The structure of the neighbourhood is like a village, with many pedestrian streets and there are also schools and higher education centres, such as the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. It is also very well connected by public transport to emblematic points of the city such as Plaza Catalunya and Arc de Triomf.

The area encourages the synergies between organisations. Many of them are located in new or renovated buildings that respond to a new demand, that requires sustainability, innovation, health and wellbeing certificates. Colonial promotes the adaptability of the buildings that can offer solutions to the day-to-day challenges of both companies and people.

A solid trend

In conclusion, the 22@ area is the perfect location for a company that seeks to grow and looking for a young, dynamic evolving environment.  Over the last 20 years, the area has continued to grow, bringing together companies from all over the world.