The new International Exhibition Centre to be situated in the land formerly occupied by an industrial factory in Barakaldo, is an ambitious project to construct a new exhibition centre which will be provided with the most modern installations from the architectural, functional and technological point of view.
The exhibition use is carried out in 6 pavilions situated 3 to 3 along the main indoor axis. This axis really becomes the backbone of the building, since it houses at different levels the flows which take place at the fair: vehicles, lorries and pedestrians. Thus, on the lower levels there are three underground parking floors to house 4,200 vehicles. On a level above, the lorries also move longitudinally having direct access to the pavilions for loading and unloading. Finally, on the upper level and with direct access from the street, pedestrians walk along a large indoor street with access to natural light, which becomes the main space for relation where different complementary services round up the exhibition use.