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Fit Out - Loyola University

Technical adaptation project for the achievement of a Postgraduate Training Center. This intervention aims to blend into the body of the Campus Palmas Altas, homogenizing its image while maintaining the character and identity typical of an educational space.

Campus Palmas Altas consists of seven buildings with three to four floors around a central park with green areas. Abengoa, as project developer, occupies the first five buildings and has given the other two for use by the Loyola University of Andalusia. Thereby, a Postgraduate Educational Centre is established for postgraduate and master courses at junior and executive levels.

On the ground floors of the two buildings, the important and typical common services of the university are located, including a library, an auditorium, and a restaurant.

The first floor and a part of the second are occupied mainly by lecture rooms and have an area for student services. The project differentiates the lecture rooms into four types: Informal classrooms, typical classrooms, tiered classrooms, and seminar rooms.

This variety of lecture rooms offers a wide range of flexibility for the arrangement of the furniture, and therefore higher or lower levels of formality in the learning process.

The Palmas Altas buildings required an adaptation to achieve the best possible conditions for teaching, research, and coexistence. These facilities allow greater movement and concentration of people, as well as a greater diversity of spaces, including classrooms, library, studies, offices, seminar rooms, laboratories or canteens.


The best possible conditions for teaching, research and coexistence


DATA SHEET

Place/Date: Seville, 2011
Client: Abengoa / Loyola Andalucía University
Budget: 3,3 M €
Surface: 15.350 m² (6.250 m2 + 9.100 m2 car park)
Arquitects: luis vidal + architects / RSH + Partners
Contributors: Arup, Decibel
Project Status: Completed
Team: Eva Couto - Jugatx López Amurrio - Gentaro Shimada - Luis Vidal - Soraya Cruz - Carmen Márquez - Simon Smithson - Pedro Tasende - Josefina Vago