THE CENTRAL PARK OF IGUALADA, DESIGNED BY BATLLEIROIG, HAS WELCOMED THIS WEEKEND THE EUROPEAN BALLOON FESTIVAL
More than fifty hot air balloons flew over Igualada last week, from Thursday to Sunday, in the framework of the 22nd edition of the European Balloon Festival, the international ballooning competition and the European reference festival held annually in the capital of the Anoia.
As every year, the Central Park of Igualada, designed by Batlleiroig and located on Catalunya Avenue, has been the main stage of this event, which has brought together a total of 54 hot air balloons from a dozen countries, such as Mexico, India, Brasil, Israel, England, France, Italy, Switzerland or Belgium.
Moreover, this space has an extensive area of stands that Batlleiroig projected to facilitate the viewers could comfortably enjoy the festival, an objective that has also been achieved this weekend, since the attendance of public has been excellent.
Source: European Balloon Festival
In the 22nd edition of the European Balloon Festival, the Belgian driver Philippe De Cock has been proclaimed winner; the prize for the balloon arrived from farthest has been for Karimulla Syed, from India, and the special award for the best team spirit has been taken by Joan Solé, a festival collaborator since its origins.
‘La Vanguardia’ made an article about the first day of the festival, which you can read by clicking on the image (Catalan). And in this link, you will find the chronicle and valuation of the European Balloon Festival 2018 made by the organization.