Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Parc de les Tres Xemeneies
Les Tres Xemeneies in Poble Sec were built by AEG in 1896-97 for Sociedad Española de Electricidad, by 1912 forming part of an electricity station for Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company Limited (known as La Canadenca on account of the company having been established in Toronto). The chimneys stopped being operational in 1989 and presently form part of the offices of Fecsa/Endesa electricity company (who in the 1970s built the other 'Tres Xemeneies' in St Adrià del Besòs).
The adjacent park, blessed with many walls, ledges and space for pitches, took on its present form in 2003 and is a focal point for sports, music and art (for example being one of the locations for the Urban Funke festival), and hanging around.