News · Projects 29/03/2022

New Vita Student Residence, a benchmark of sustainable lifestyle.

New Vita Student Residence, a benchmark of sustainable lifestyle.
The residence will open in September 2022 with an offer of 274 places in the Pedralbes neighbourhood, where some of the most important universities and business schools in Europe are located, such as IESE, ESADE, UB and UPC. / © SBDA

The Vita Student Residence is located in the Pedralbes neighbourhood of Barcelona, in a privileged environment. A central location, next to several prestigious universities, surrounded by green spaces and at the foot of Collserola mountain range.

The volumetric organization of the complex frees up a sizable space on the plot, respecting the existing trees and providing the building with quality outdoor spaces in contact with nature. Thanks to the proposed layout, all the rooms have good visuals towards the exterior spaces, ensuring students and teachers access to nature from each of the spaces.

The façade is characterized by its simplicity, quality and colour, fully integrating itself into the landscaped surroundings of the plot. The choice of a ventilated façade, its extruded ceramic finish with high thermal inertia and the incorporation of high-performance carpentry give rise to a thermal envelope that contributes to reducing the energy demand of the building.

The building has been designed under strict sustainability and energy-saving parameters, with a thermal envelope and volumetric organization that reduces its demand to a minimum. In the same way, the incorporation of a series of measures and the high efficiency of its facilities reduces CO2 emissions to a minimum, which means that the residence consumes 85% less than what is established by the regulations.

A building that places the well-being and health of its users, sustainability, architectural quality and contact with nature at the center of its design.

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