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The Pavelló de la Vall d’Hebron (La Vall d’Hebron Pavilion) is a multi-purpose facility that hosted the preliminary stages of both the men’s and women’s volleyball competitions, and most of the Basque pelota competitions. Basque pelota was a demonstration sport at the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games. Designed by the architects Jordi Garcés and Enric Sòria, the Pavelló de la Vall d’Hebron included the Palau Municipal d’Esports (an indoor sports arena) and the Centre Municipal de Pilota (a pelota centre). While both are connected at ground floor level, they operate independently.

The complex is formed by large rectangular building (122 x 75 metres) and has a total built area of almost 18,000m2. Fully funded by the budget of the Organising Committee for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games (COOB’92), it was transferred to municipal ownership and its management was outsourced to a private company. For the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games, capacity was increased from 2,500 to 3,300 spectators in the Palau Municipal d’Esports and the Centre Municipal de Pilota, respectively. Today, the facilities are used as training venues for the teams of various indoor sports, for official volleyball, Basque pelota and fronton competitions, and even for a number of contact sports such as boxing. In 2011, the facilities were used for the first Padel Tennis World Championship.

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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.