Bilbao’s Urban Racetrack
Basque Country, Spain
Service: Preliminary Design and Detailed Design
Client: Promobisa (Sociedad de promoción y Desarrollo de Bilbao, S.A.)
Period: 2003 – 2004
GPO created an urban circuit which ran through the most emblematic places of the city of Bilbao to host an international race for the World Series (2nd category behind F1). It had a segment of 4,037 meters and a constant width of 10 meters, as well as a paddock total surface area of 10,500 sq m. The temporary facilities housed 26 boxes, areas of race control, medical center, and a VIP area. The complexity of the project was to create a safe circuit for drivers, as well as for spectators and for the inhabitants of the streets used as racetracks.