INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LA RIOJA (UNIR) HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
Repurposing of an existing multi-level urban building of semi-industrial and obsolete character, into the headquarters of the International University of Rioja. The original building featured a non-descript facade with an interior space of little architectural value.
The project was able to provide the building with its own architectural character and distinct work, teaching, and event-oriented spaces, while, at the same time turning it into a highly energy efficient building (top category A), using technologically advanced building management systems.
There are two open space areas within the site, separated in distinct areas: The first lies parallel to the Av. de la Paz and permits public use and allows access to the property; the second, which is located in the back of the building, is reserved for private use and serves to extend the activities of the ground floor to the outside.
Location: Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Client: Private owner
Built Area: 5.251 m²
Lead Architect: Montse Arrufat / Monica Farran Astica / Júlio Zumárraga (project manager)
Marina Fernández, arquitecta
Marti Cabestany, estructura
ICM, facilities engineering
Alfonso Castillo, technical support