The Mercat del Peix project involves the creation of a new research and innovation complex covering some 45,000 m2 focusing on biomedicine, biodiversity and planetary wellbeing, which will be located on land formerly occupied by the market, right next to Pompeu Fabra University’s Ciutadella campus.
It is being developed by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE CSIC-UPF). It has the institutional support of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government. The University of Barcelona (UB), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Pasqual Maragall Foundation (FPM) also participate.
Urban development project
Ten institutions are joining forces to turn the Mercat del Peix into a benchmark urban knowledge hub in southern Europe.
Ciutadella of Knowledge
The Mercat del Peix is part of this scientific, cultural and urban development initiative, which aims to turn Ciutadella park and its surroundings into a new area of the city focusing on knowledge.