Built in 1992 to hold all the sportsmen and sportswomen that had to come to Barcelona because of the Olympic Games.
Some of the buildings in the Olympic village are in a very poor condition with major structural problems, yet, the City Council tries to save them.
The most important catalan architects designed the buildings. Some names are Ricardo Bofill, Oriol Bohigas, Igancio Paricio, Elias Torres...
The Hotel Arts and Mapfre are commonly referred to as twin towers, but
they are in fact neither identical in appearance nor structure. Mapfre Tower has a
central concrete core, and Hotel Arts has an all-steel structure.