EADA BUSINESS SCHOOL FINISHES THE COMPLETE RENOVATION OF ITS BARCELONA CAMPUS
After a 3-year renovation, the EADA Business School Barcelona City Centre Campus is fully completed and remains 100% operational
The renovation of the 8-storey building began in mid-2016 and has been completed in 2018. It was carried out in 3 phases, based on 3 basic lines of action.
Basement floors, Storage facilities and Technical services; Basement (-1) Auditorium and Foyer; Ground floor –Reception and Agora; Mezzamine level –Knowledge & Information Centre; P1- Management and Programmes; P2 to 7 –Teaching; P8 –Food services
Sustainability and energy savings:
- to make use of the surrounding natural resources, the basic principles of sustainable architecture and eco-design have been taken into consideration
- passive thermal insulation and sun protection systems with the resulting energy saving
- the building’s solar orientation allows appropriate distribution of uses between the north and south façades.
- the indoor natural lighting and ventilation, both in classrooms and the administrative & services area, has been carefully designed.
- the reduction of the ecological footprint and energy savings for the installations has been done through the implementation of high energy-efficiency systems for water heating, thermal insulation, sanitation and lighting.
Adaptation of the project to the local environment: The FAÇADE
The main approach to renovating the façade, and consequently the building’s new image, was based on two key aspects. First, the removal of windowsills and lintels to increase natural lighting in the indoor rooms, and second, the addition of passive sun-control devices to regulate interior comfort, which also characterises the building’s overall image.
First skin façade (assembly of the first skin in the same position as the original façade, which shall retain a perimeter wrap in natural stone similar to the present façade, while the living spaces shall be opened up to capture the most natural light possible with a modular glass façade)
Second skin or Sun protection façade (given the building’s orientation, the installations can be used during the sunniest hours of the day through vertical sheets of sgraffito glass with different positions that help to integrate the building in the immediate environment.
This project has involved an investment of over €8 million by the foundation and practically coincides with the institution’s 60th anniversary (the 1st Business School established in Barcelona), along with the EQUIS reaccreditation –the most prestigious in the world, confirming our teaching programmes comply with quality standards– and the AMBA re accreditation. EADA is one of the best business schools in the world according to the Financial Times (Top 30 Europe) and The Economist rankings.
We have designed a smart, sustainable building where our students will enjoy larger spaces, with enhanced acoustics –soundproofed classrooms and silent air-conditioning–, equipped for persons with reduced mobility, where technological transformation and energy efficiency have been key additional factors in the design and construction of the new building.
Our headquarters (Aragón 204) will also continue to offer their unbeatable city centre setting, with easy access via public and private transport.
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EADA Business School is an academic institution with a unique background and has kept its ideological and financial independence. The School, founded in 1957, has maintained the values of equality, independence, personal development, academic excellence and global vision, which have traditionally characterised it. All of this as a private, non-profit foundation, governed by a Board that oversees the continuity and sustainability of EADA Business School (Board mainly comprising high-profile business people and active professionals).