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ETSAV student hostel

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona


Assessment in the project of 57 rooms for the Technical School of Architecture of the Vallès (ETSAV) university dorm.  The building, located in the same area as the architecture school, is organized in two floors and two parallel bars, creating an atrium or inner central courtyard. The building is made of 62 industrialized Compact Habit modules,  57 of which are for housing while the rest are dedicated to common spaces (concierge, services, facility rooms, etc). One of the main objectives of the project was achieving excellence in sustainability and energy efficiency, obtaining the “A” class in energy certification, as well as being the first building in Spain to obtain the Swiss certification “Minergie”.


Developer: Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Architects: H arquitectes and DataAE

Year: 2009-2014

Budget: 1.525.253,91 €

Area: 2.922,00 m²

Energy performance certificate: A


Photography cover rights: Adrià Goula