Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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Female, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander owned

New York, NY


Universidad Europea de Madrid

Making the most of its hillside site, this building is integrated with the distinctive topography, pathways, and open spaces of the campus, creating a meaningful architecture for both students and the public.

Situated between the university’s educational and residential areas, the building steps around a well-traveled open plaza at the heart of the complex. With a five-meter change in elevation from one side of the campus to the other, the hilly terrain allows for two distinct levels of interweaving public space. Public functions, such as the cafeteria and auditorium, are placed near the upper and lower plazas and close to main gathering areas.

SITE: Campus Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón

COMPONENTS: 46 classrooms, 17 labs, cafeteria, 440-seat auditorium, 115 parking spaces, administrative offices

CLIENT: Universidad Europea de Madrid, Laureate International Universities

PCF&P SERVICES: Campus planning, architecture, exterior envelope, interior design of public spaces

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Status: Built
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Associate Architect: Sotodosos y Associados Arquitectura SLP, Madrid

Structural: MC-2 Estudio de Ingenieria, Madrid

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: R. Urculo Ingenieros Consultores, Madrid

Images: Fernando Guerra, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners