Consolidating its position as a mobility hub and meeting point for national and international industry experts
CASA SEAT consolidated its standing in 2021 as a meeting point in Barcelona and as a prominent space for current issues such as mobility, innovation and sustainability, as well as culture and leisure.
2021 closed with a total of 170,022 visitors thanks to the 253 events held since its opening in June 2020. The busiest day was 11 December with 5,015 people who, on the occasion of Merry Days, came to discover how the spaces were transformed into a world of fantasy thanks to the skills of master pastry chef Christian Escribà.
CASA SEAT and mobility trends
The year’s programme included conferences and debates with national and international experts such as John Moavenzadeh, Director of Urban Mobility at MIT, Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of the UITP, and Alice Charles from the World Economic Forum.
In addition, the hub has become the headquarters of BNEW Mobility and it is one of the spaces for debating the main issues that are shaping the sector. Another major focus was road safety, thanks to the Enjoy Your Drive programme, a series of training sessions with a rollover simulator run by the RACC and the Fast Parcmotor school in Castellolí.
A place dedicated to supporting culture and talent
Culture played a leading role in the evenings at CASA SEAT through exhibitions, concerts and literary presentations. Artists such as Sara Baras, Antonio Orozco and Bad Gyal gave performances in an intimate, personal format. The calendar also included outstanding names such as Marco Mezquida, Chicuelo, Santi Balmes and Sopa de Cabra, among others.
The cycles shared with the Village of the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival and BCN Z Fest also made it possible to support young talent. Finally, thanks to the collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu, CASA SEAT offered a masterclass given by orchestra conductor Daniele Callegari days before the premiere of the opera Rigoletto.
CASA SEAT also participated in major events such as the 48h Open House BCN, Manga Barcelona and Serializados Fest, successfully becoming part of the city’s cultural agenda.
A space for solidarity
In the challenging context of the pandemic, CASA SEAT supported solidarity projects such as the #Yomecorono event, featuring singer Miguel Poveda and an appearance by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, president of the Foundation for the Fight against AIDS. The Foundation and CASA SEAT also promoted the annual World AIDS Day commemoration event on 1 December. In addition, CASA SEAT was one of the spaces that the Catalan Government promoted as a mass vaccination centre with the aim of minimising the spread of the pandemic during the holiday period.