Since 2009, the football club RCD Espanyol has been able to enjoy a stadium designed by Mark Fenwick and Esteve Gasulla boasting clean lines and a roof of photovoltaic solar panels. Located between Cornellà and Prat, the stadium has a capacity for 41,000 spectators.
Opened in 2009, the RCD Espanyol football stadium was designed by the architects Mark Fenwick and Esteve Gasulla, and has a capacity for 41,000 spectators. It is situated between the areas of Cornellà and El Prat de Llobregat. Moreover, it is designed to provide a focus for the creation of new infrastructures and links with the general public, with the inclusion of a family leisure centre and some facilities that go beyond the leisure centre. The stadium has two zones – the stands and the arena around them – and features a clean, strong design with clear-cut geometric forms and a façade designed to represent a floating, translucent curtain in the football club’s colours that it lit up at night. The roof, which is formed of photovoltaic solar panels that offer significant energy savings, covers the two main stands and goalposts, leaving the four corners open.