Constructor: UTE OHL-VOLCONSA
Consultants: EUTECA slp, Oficina Técnica OHL, Sinergia
Text description provided by the architects. The University of Segovia occupies a great lot in the suburbs of the historical city, before occupied by the Barrack of Artillery. It is a place characterized by the absence of public spaces, this project tries to resolve this problem generating a cultural focus, a great covered square which use does not limit itself only to the students and teachers but to the entire neighbourhood.
Around the mentioned square are placed the classrooms, and in the center, the library, principal cultural reference of the University. This one is formed as a multiple space, constructed inside the global space and consists of a pit on which three suspended cubes contains the reading spaces.
Outside, the building fragments to be adapted better to the scale of the city, and it is constructed with strong and warm materials, trying that the building reflects a character of public building beyond the requirements that the fashion imposes. With the same idea it is constructed the interior space, a real covered square that is constructed also with materials of the exterior.