CEU Faculty of Humanities and Information Sciences in Madrid
Nieto Sobejano 

CEU Faculty of Humanities and Information Sciences in Madrid

Nieto Sobejano 


A work of the practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which operates from offices in Madrid and Berlin, the new building for the San Pablo Center for University Studies (CEU San Pablo) rises amid the constructions of different periods that make up the Moncloa campus. On a triangular plot with a pronounced inclination, a permeable structure presents a sequence of open spaces that connect two entrance zones, one on Paseo Juan XXIII and the other on the north side of the premises. The connection defines the public spaces on different levels, determining the building’s shape. The U of the ground plan generates a courtyard toward the south and an open-air grandstand, the tiers of which lead to the roof where students can enjoy views of the entire Ciudad Universitaria and the mountains beyond. A metal skin unifies the complex, wrapping the facades with folds adapted to the various orientations. There is underground parking. The school has 12,000 square meters of classrooms, workshops, seminar rooms, research facilities, and television studios. A preexisting building has been refurbished into directors’ offices and administration areas.