Next Monday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m., the obstacle will be officially presented in front of Barcelona’s City Council. In addition to the two project designers, David Escudé, Barcelona City Council’s Commissioner for Sport; Emilio Zegrí, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona Foundation President; Santiago Mercé, CSIO Barcelona President; and Daniel Garcia Giró, CSIO Barcelona Director, will be present at the event.
“L’Eixample” is the winning project of the third “A Jump for the City” design competition, organized by Barcelona Equestrian Challenge. The goal of this effort is to continue to strengthen the existing link between the century-old sports competition and Barcelona, as well as to promote the city internationally.
The winning project is the work of two young designers, students at the prestigious Escola Massana art and design center in Barcelona: Maica Avenido and Jialen Yangji. Their design, which pays homage to Ildefons Cerdà’s landmark urban project, is intended to represent one of Barcelona’s iconic features and incorporates a map of the district, divided by the Gran Via. On the surface of the wall, the district’s islands will be represented by holes, while the obstacle’s pillars will be a solid piece.
From September 28 to October 1, the 106th CSIO Barcelona, the oldest international competition in Spain, will be held at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, which, for the fifth year in a row, is hosting the most important team competition on the international equestrian calendar: the Longines FEI Nations CupTM Jumping Final. The event will also reintroduce PoloPark, a space full of creative experiences, new trends, food.