Modification of the General Metropolitan Plan and Urbanization Project for the creation of the FC Barcelona sports complex

Management based on the agricultural traces that complete the urban fabric of Sant Joan Despí.

Ordenació de la ciutat esportiva Joan Gamper a Sant Joan Despí
Ordenació de la ciutat esportiva Joan Gamper a Sant Joan Despí

Joan Gamper sports complex planning in Sant Joan Despí

Development of suburban land between Sant Joan Despí and Sant Feliu de Llobregat, which the city’s general plan has designated for sports facilities, where a piece of about 13.5 ha is reserved for the sports facilities of the Futbol Club Barcelona.


Batlleiroig Arquitectura. Enric Batlle Durany, Joan Roig i Duran – Architect


FCB – Fútbol Club Barcelona

Project status

Definitively approved

Definitive approval date


Main use


Total area

296444 m2

Roof area

142.444 m2

Joan Gamper Sports Complex

The project had the challenge of concentrating in a single area the facilities of FC Barcelona related to the training of the first and second football teams, those related to grassroots football or football school, as well as those of basketball, handball and hockey, and the buildings that provide them services.

This sports area coexists with an area of new centrality, where tertiary uses linked to the main sports use are introduced.

The combination of both functions gives rise to a development that connects the urban areas of Sant Joan Despí and Sant Feliu de Llobregat, recognizing the agricultural roads and the Canal de la Infanta layout as the main axes of development, and improving the permeability between the two sides of the neighboring B-23 motorway.

Batlleiroig was also responsible for the urbanization projects in the area, the Sports City and the Johan Cruyff Stadium that was later implemented in this environment.

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