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The facilities for the archery competitions held during the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games were built in 1991 in the La Vall d’Hebron Area. In 1992, the architects Carme Pinós and Enric Miralles received the City of Barcelona Award for their design of the facilities. The built complex has a very clear “Miralles” style, which, for example, closely resembles that of the Avinguda Icària in the Vila Olímpica (Olympic Village) and other buildings designed by the architect who died in 2000. The space had two football fields, a rugby field and a services area. From an artistic viewpoint, worthy of note are the buildings designed to house the changing rooms, the toilet block, the store and the rest areas. Due to the expanse of land required for this Olympic sport, the challenge during the XXVth Olympiad was to provide safe access to all users.

The spaces used as the Camp Olímpic de Tir amb Arc (Olympic Archery Field) form part of the complex know as the Ciutat Esportiva Vall d’Hebron-Teixonera, where several of Barcelona’s sports clubs are based. Part of the facility had been dismantled due to the extension works of line 5 of the Barcelona Metro (underground), and reconstruction works were still ongoing in summer 2012.

Selección de fuentes

Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities

COOB’92 (1990): Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities. Barcelona: COOB’92.

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada. Barcelona: Holsa; Àmbit, 1992. 

Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92

Guevara, M. Teresa (1990): Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92. Barcelona: Olimpíada Cultural.

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.