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All you need to know about
Barcelona candidacy

Download this summary to see in detail all the information about the Spanish candidacy: Barcelona as the third centre of the ECMWF.


Barcelona is one of the European cities with the greatest quality of life. It has a gentle climate and a safe environment.
It has an excellent communication network by air, rail, road and sea.
It is a leading European city in terms of public and private biomedical facilities.
It is also an ideal place for families, with a large number of top-level international schools and a significant number of houses to rent or buy.
According to Travel Daily News, Spain is the country to which people most want to relocate. Spain ranks as the leading country for property investment.
Barcelona has a vast array of leisure possibilities, including sport, gastronomy and family-related options.

scientific enviroment

Some of the most important scientific centres in Spain are located in Barcelona’s metropolitan area, including the Barcelona SuperComputing Center (BSC), and the proposed location of the ECMWF is central, with very easy and fast access to the airport, high speed railway station and motorways heading north, towards the centre or south.

Nexus II
The facility

The NEXUS II building is the facility being offered to the ECMWF for exclusive use.
It is designed by one of Spain's most internationally recognised architects, Ricardo Bofill.  The building has a ground floor and three floors, plus a basement floor with a car park and services. You can take the lift or flight up the stairs to your workstation.

+ 7,600
square metres
areas for
silent work
meeting rooms
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We are grateful to have the support of our partners, as well as the backing of many companies that believe in this candidacy. To see all the companies and organizations that support the Spanish bid, click here.