CLIENT: University of the Basque Country
SERVICES: Architecture and engineering projects, Site supervision
Located on the Technological Campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao, this new building is in-keeping with the remodelling of the University Campus within the “Campus of International Excellence Program”, nominated by the Ministry of Education in 2010 in collaboration with the Université de Bordeaux (France). Due to the university’s request and to its strategic location within the city, it is intended for this new building, which houses the Mining, Civil and Industrial Technical Engineering Schools, to become an architectonic reference thanks to its image by introducing a modern, quality design in line with the Institution it represents. For this purpose, apart from a very careful volumetric composition which deals with the volume restrictions imposed by the Development Plan, the logo designed by Eduardo Chillida has been included in the façade design, in the perforated steel and golden double skinned one, to be more precise.