Xperience leisure zone opens at Sant Boi shopping centre in Barcelona

The new Xperience leisure and F&B venue at Sant Boi shopping centre in Barcelona has opened to the public after an 26 million euros refurbishment of the centre by Chapman Taylor.

The renovation, on behalf of Ceetrus, creates a new and inviting façade for the centre and a contemporary interior design for the new 14,500 m² Xperience extension, which houses a food court, gym, trampoline park, and a new children's Pumptrack (mountain bike circuit with high bank turns and jumps) located adjacent to the centre.

Our interior design for Xperience creates an intuitive and simple circuit that links all areas with a main corridor – simulating Barcelona’s main road – culminating at the "Plaza", where an integrated stage and large LED screen are located for performances and other events.

Natural light floods the space during the day through a combination of extensive glazing and semi-open spaces, the latter of which also provides natural ventilation, though the design prevents glare and solar gains. In the evenings, the centre is lit by modern and attractive LED lighting schemes throughout.

The food court is designed to allow visibility to the stage and screen from all parts, so that all customers can enjoy the entertainment while dining. The design makes use of a combination of neutral and warm tones to create a fun and exciting space in which to spend time.

Chapman Taylor is a world-leader in retail asset enhancement and one of our key strengths is the expertise we have in identifying how to add value to existing retail developments with well-considered leisure and F&B design. We have worked with countless clients to renew, reconstruct, extend and reinvent developments of all types and sizes, helping to economically boost what were often tired or out-dated environments around the world.

Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Group Board Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He joined the Group Board in 2020 and continues to take responsibility for the Madrid studio as Managing Director, including the direction and management of design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio

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