Madrid Carlos III University, Carmen Martín Gaite, LEED Platinum certification, educational building, ceramic panels, ceramic facade, Beldarrain, green architecture, LEED building

The first building faces Madrid Street and is connected to an existing building via several walkways and a big foyer linking the new park with the rest of the campus. Concrete pillars are distributed along a grid reflected on the ventilated ceramic facade of the building, with large spans solved using post-tensioned slabs.

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Madrid Carlos III University, Carmen Martín Gaite, LEED Platinum certification, educational building, ceramic panels, ceramic facade, Beldarrain, green architecture, LEED building

The facade was designed as a uniform surface clad with ceramic panels and windows scattered throughout to break up the monotony of the rhythm. The building combines two innovative concepts-a flexible approach to designing educational spaces and a growing commitment to environmental sustainability.

+ Estudio Beldarrain

Via World Architecture News

Photos by Francisco Berreteaga