Departments 4

This building’s geometric façade and floor plan feature a playful arrangement of parallelograms with dynamically placed windows, also based on a pattern of intersecting parallelograms. Folding aluminum shutters provide protection from direct sunlight and give the façade an everchanging appearance.

The spacious building has a well-defined central point, from which various connections branch off. The entry area is the main hub for accessing the offices, the restaurant, and the Library for Social Sciences located on the ground floor of the building. This central core also provides access to the four upper levels and the department front offices. The upper floors house office spaces and the department areas, spread out over two levels and are linked by interconnecting stairs. Like the façade, the interior design is also based on parallelogram shapes. These geometrical patterns create niches for seating installations and storage space. The seminar and project rooms are all located in the same part of the building, at the ground floor level, along with the building’s independent study areas.

Key Facts

  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós S. L., Barcelona

  • Total floor space: approx. 16,000 m2

  • "Tetris" façade