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USP CEU inaugurates its new building of the Faculty of Arts and Communication Sciences

The Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida has inaugurated the new building of the Faculty of Arts and Communication Sciences of Universidad CEU San Pablo, located at Moncloa Campus (Paseo de Juan XXIII, 10). A modern and sustainable building with an investment of around 25 million euros that counts with over 14.000sqm provided with cutting-edge architectural, technological and environmental innovations to be enjoyed this year by nearly 1,250 students and over 100 teachers that will teach at this Faculty.

The First Chancellor of the University, Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza, managing director of Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU; Javier Tello, the Dean of Universidad CEU San Pablo, Rosa Visiedo; and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Communication Sciences, María Solano have been with the Mayor in his visit to the premises.

The building is fitted with most innovative technologies for students’ internships. Therefore, this centric building has been provided with 2 TV studios and 2 radio studios, photography labs and video and audio edition rooms.

Also, the modern rooms and multidisciplinary spaces ease the implementation of Exploria, the teaching innovation program adapted to students new profile proposing the use of new tools and learning methodologies promoting continued education and evaluation of students, their autonomy, project development and team work.

In this new building we also house the HUB, our own multimedia platform, a modern editorial office formed by students and for students, that prepares written contents, podcasts and videos and which allows Communication degree students start their professional track.

Universidad CEU San Pablo has inherited the first Spanish Journalism School (El Debate, 1926) which already made an important effort for the modernization and acknowledgment of the journalism profession.

Building efficiency

The modern and sustainable building designed by the studio Nieto Sobejano incorporates latest architectonic, technological and environmental innovations. A total of 14,000sqm divided in 12,000sqm of installations and over 2,000sqm of outer surface.

The new building has a geometric installation with 150m-deep wells that can cover up to 75% of the energy demanded by the heating and air-conditioning system; even at specific times with warm climate in spring and autumn it could reach 100%. The perforated plate of facades has a solar protection function that directly impacts on the saving of air conditioning in summer. Also it has an Exterior Thermal Isolation system (SATE) in facades and double glazing with solar control in windows. Access to building has a double sliding door to act as windbreak and avoid losses.