The Practice


proyectos / Cultural & Education / UAX MADRID BUILDING A MODERNIZATION

UAX Madrid Building A Modernization

The new spaces for teaching and faculty use at building A of the Alfonso X el Sabio University campus (UAX) in Villanueva de la Cañada have opened their doors after a transformation that offers a more open and brighter image, with a great commitment to technological equipment.

A contemporary interior that embraces digital teaching.

The new classrooms offer great continuity and spatial permeability to the complex through a “floating surface” of sound-absorbing slats that are independent to the partition, thus creating a continuous and fluid space.

The new faculty spaces, which are open and transparent now, have been transformed to promote teamwork among teachers as well as a close collaboration with students. These spaces are developed radially from the red brick patio to the outer perimeter; from the most public areas, such as the high tables around the patio meant for an agile methodology, followed by the teamwork tables, to the most private spaces, such as individual offices, all of them having excellent acoustic comfort that favours work and concentration.


Place/Date: Madrid, Spain / 2022
Client: Alfonso X el Sabio University
Budget: Confidential
Area: 30,140 sqft.
Architects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: N/A
Project Status: Built
Team: Juan Bueno Bueno – Jugatx López Amurrio – Camille Mc Collum – Esther Moreno – Lorena Moreta – Geovanna Prado – Óscar Torrejón – Gentaro Shimada – Marcos Velasco – Luis Vidal – Pablo Vives