Tibidabo Welcom Square

Tibidabo Welcom Square

MIAS Architects
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Gael del Rio

Welcome Square – vertical Garden & Insect Hotel & Square & Industrial Design

MIAS Architects as Architects

The Tibidabo Welcome Square is the new introduction to the main elements of the attraction park Tibidabo. Solidarity, sustainability and education at its core, the new square opens up towards the beautiful city, inviting visitors of all generations to contemplate over the panoramic view of Barcelona.

This new modern, yet playful welcome square has been branded by the vertical garden covering the welcome buildings facade. Now the welcome building turns into one of Barcelona’s biggest insect Hotels transforming the amusement park into an inter-species attraction. The facade makes reference to the park surrounding the Tibidabo, limiting visual pollution by blending in with the natural environment. The green growing façade is a strong statement about the facing threats of environmental challenges faced in cities.


In addition to the square, MiAS Architects provided designs for Daisy shaped parasols spread out over the square. Chairs and benches each of individual shape are gathered around as if providing family portraits of geometric shapes and colors. The combination underlines the simple yet joyful design of the park.

While the Daisies open their white and green petals over the visitors, below the chairs continue the playful design. These simple and round shaped green and yellow iron stools and tables are gathering around the parasols, which are anchored to the ground by benches designed as leaves. Plain iron rods in a zigzag course hold the round seat and lead to the chairs backrest who’s geometrical shapes change between circles, triangles and inverted triangles.

The colorful design of the furniture compliments the squares design and familiar program with its simple yet eye-catching design.


Material Used:

1. Pavement Construction - Prefabricated Concrete by Breinco 
2. Grades / Stairs - Prefabricated Concrete by Casellas Xirgu
3. Vertical Garden - Verd Tical 

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Tibidabo Welcome Square & HQ

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Tibidabo Welcome Square is the new space that serves as an introduction to the key elements and philosophy behind Barcelona's fun park and the park itself, as well as providing visitors of all ages with a fantastic view over the city.

There is a playful atmosphere about this area and it has a feature vertical garden façade on the building housing not only the admin. offices, but also one of the largest "insect hotels" in Barcelona, offering refuge and food to numerous animal species and making its mark on the environmental challenges facing the city. Daisy-shaped umbrellas, again designed by MiAS Architects, also highlight the square's playfulness. When darkness falls, the artificial lighting in this space replicates the playfulness which can be appreciated during the day; the bright effects create plays of light and shadows. Stretches of Underscore InOut create a bright outline on the stairs and highlight the flowerbeds in the green area along their entire curved stretch. The effects of different optics created by MaxiWoody projectors overlap to light up the paving and guarantee safety, but also to liven up the expanse of the square with a well-defined spot effect. The Earth and Orbit version Light Ups are installed at the bottom of the vertical garden and create shadows which geometrically intersect with a graphic texture that diversifies according to the layout of the different plants.
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Pavement Construction - Prefabricated Concrete Breinco
Grades / Stairs - Prefabricated ConcreteCasellas Xirgu
Product Spec Sheet
Pavement Construction - Prefabricated Concrete
by Breinco
Grades / Stairs - Prefabricated Concrete
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