With just over a fortnight to go until the Alicante Race Village opens its doors to the public on 11 October, excitement is building at the home of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Building teams have been working around the clock to erect the eyecatching structures that make up the largest Race Village in the Spanish city's history – and thousands of tourists from around the planet are expected to flood the region to experience the Volvo Ocean Race first hand.
The 2017-18 edition will be the fourth time that Alicante has seen the Race fleet depart for a round-the-world marathon – but at 55,000 square metres, this year's Race Village is bigger and better than ever before.
And the largest structure on the site is the Volvo Pavilion, which is the two-tier structure being built in the timelapse video. Sitting right at the heart of the Volvo Ocean Race Village, it's a one-stop shop that showcases the Volvo brand for customers and the general public alike.
Last week, Vicent Soler, Treasurer of Generalitat Valenciana, explained why Alicante and the wider Valencian region is backing the event so clearly.
"We firmly support the Volvo Ocean Race for several reasons," he said. "The first is the level of competition, as it is the best sailing race on the planet.
"The second is the economic impact it has on the Valencian Community, estimated to be over 60 million euros for each edition – and the third is the huge support for the event in Alicante. The city is proud of the Volvo Ocean Race."