IFEMA Feria de Madrid

Convention centre - Extension III - Valdebebas
IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
Context & Issues

IFEMA Feria de Madrid is one of Europe’s leading convention centres, and Spain’s largest. It hosts a number of events each year attracting more than four million visitors and 35,000 exhibitors.

A further extension is planned on a 500,000 m² plot in Valdebebas, half of which is building land. The operation includes the creation of two exhibition and meeting halls, service buildings, new entrances and access roads, parking areas and other infrastructure (the convention centre is to be extended and an adjoining area has been earmarked for the construction of business premises and hotels). Artelia Spain has been appointed to manage the project and is developing it using BIM.

Project characteristics

Surface area: 500,000 m²

Phase I 

  • Two exhibition halls
  • Access to the conference centre and urbanisation of the external surrounding areas
  • Green spaces and two storeys of car parks for light vehicles


Phase II 

Large open covered area and parking areas for heavy vehicles and buses.