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IE University’s new campus, known as “Campus IE” and located in the north of Madrid, will form part of the Caleido, an ambitious architectonic complex set to redraw the Spanish capital’s skyline. On January 10 leading Spanish development firm Inmobiliaria Espacio, in collaboration with Madrid city council, presented the project for the complex, which will be situated alongside four existing towers. Participants in the event included Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Juan Villar-Mir de Fuentes, President of Inmobiliaria Espacio, and Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, Vice President of IE.

Project designed by Fenwick Iribarren and Serrano-Suñer Arquitectura

Campus IE will bring all the combined advantages of an urban campus, a technological eco-system, and a sustainable environment. IE is committed to a technology-based, sustainable urban campus model, and continues to expand and help drive socio-economic advancement in the north of Madrid. The Caleido project comprises a vertical campus with a height of 160 meters coupled with a horizontal building at its base with a capacity for 6,000 students. The campus will have a surface area of 50,000m2 and will be situated in the area of Madrid with the highest levels of growth in terms of business and trade. The complex will be dedicated to education and will have a disruptive and innovative design which provides numerous open areas dedicated to learning, teamwork, and networking between the university and the business community.

Segovia-based IE University’s “Campus IE” complex will include a 165 meter high educational space with a surface area of 50,000 square meters, located in the north of Madrid. The new campus will extend horizontally and vertically, and will comprise auditoriums, sports facilities, green areas and a 35-storey tower with classrooms and education zones

“At IE we strive to reinvent education with a marked focus on global vision, technology and entrepreneurship,” said Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, Vice President of IE, during his address. “Each year we educate some 4,000 students from 130 countries using a combination of academic excellence and immersion in technology. Campus IE forms part of our commitment to spearheading the education of the future.”

The future complex will also include an extensive shopping and service area, complete with restaurants and centers dedicated to leisure, sports, art and culture, as well as large open green spaces at the service of the city of Madrid and its citizens.

Images: Fenwick Iribarren Arquitectos / Serrano-Suñer Arquitectura

Via: http://www.ie.edu/university/news-events/news/new-ie-campus-to-redraw-madrid-skyline/