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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. CEU

Madrid, Spain 2018-2022

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. CEU

Madrid, Spain 2018-2022

The CEU Campus Moncloa in Madrid includes several university buildings built at different times for education and research. The new building designed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos for the Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences is located on a triangular site in the Colonia Metropolitana in Madrid. The steep topographic slope of the plot generates a permeable structure crossed by a sequence of open spaces that connect two access areas, from Paseo Juan XXIII and from the north of the site. This connection defines public spaces at different levels that determine the formal structure of the building. The project offers 12,000 square meters of space for classrooms, workshops, seminars, research and television plateaus, as well as a parking garage. The management and administration areas are housed in an original building of the Colonia Metropolitana, which has been refurbished for this purpose.

The main building, with a U-shaped floor plan, follows the perimeter of the site, opening onto a courtyard or cloister to the south, and transforming into a wide staircase or grandstand on an urban scale that provides access to the roof with views towards the mountains and the Madrid University Campus. This open-air theater and the central courtyard constitute the public spaces where students, professors and visitors converge. The exterior treatment of the facades by means of a perforated waved metal skin generates a solar protection modulated in variable folds according to the different orientations, while unifying a building that adapts to the scale of the urban context in which it is located.
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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. CEU

Madrid, Spain 2018-2022

Location
Paseo de Juan XXIII, Madrid, España
Client
Universidad San Pablo CEU
Arquitectos
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
   Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
   Alexandra Sobral
Program
Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Información 
Total floor area
12.006 m²
Project architects
Luis Labrandero, María Pérez
Project team
Pablo Gómez, Marta Moreno, Carlos Ballesteros, Juan Carlos Redondo, Vanesa Manrique, Adrián Rodríguez, Claudia Aguiló, Antonio Jiménez, Yue WU
Structural engineer
BAC Engineering Consultancy Group 
Mechanical engineer
a6-ingeniería
Renderings 
Drama
Model
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 
METRICAminima SLL
Photographs 
Diego Hernández (models)
Project dates
Competition: 2018
Design: 2019-20
Construction: 2020-22
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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. CEU

Madrid, Spain 2018-2022

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. CEU

Madrid, Spain 2018-2022