The SuperSize of EuroVegas

The size of EuroVegas in comparison to the city of Barcelona

image courtesy of elgrupusculo.wordpress.com

This map shows what’s wrong with the EuroVegas proposal. Barcelona does not have much farmland left within its metropolitan area. To turn among the last remaining 800 hectares of this valuable resource into a Vegas-styled theme park is plain stupidity. 

All the more worrisome, then, that someone like Ferran Adriá (that’s right, the famous chef) would come out publicly stating that he supports the EuroVegas proposal. Shouldn’t he be more concerned about the quality and provenance of his fruits and vegetables than giving a helping hand to one of the world’s biggest gambling magnates? What bad taste on the part of Adriá. How disappointing.

Oh well, there goes the neighborhood.

About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

I am an architect, writer and educator. rafagomo.com chronicles my architectural making, writing, teaching and curating activity, while criticalista.com is an archive of my writings as well as a platform for venting personal rants and observations. I studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and at the Berlage Institute (the Netherlands). I direct the University of Calgary’s architecture term-abroad program in Barcelona and teach at CIEE, and have previously taught in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture as well as at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba.

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