IE University’s new center located in the north of Madrid will form part of the Caleido, an ambitious architectonic complex set to redraw the Spanish capital’s skyline. On January 10 leading Spanish development firm Inmobiliaria Espacio, in collaboration with Madrid city council, presented the project for the complex, which will be situated alongside four existing towers. Participants in the event included Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Juan Villar-Mir de Fuentes, President of Inmobiliaria Espacio, and Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, Vice President of IE.
IE is committed to a technology-based, sustainable urban center model, and continues to expand and help drive socio-economic advancement in the north of Madrid. The Caleido project comprises a vertical building with a height of 160 meters coupled with a horizontal building at its base with a capacity for 6,000 students. The center will have a surface area of 50,000m2 and will be situated in the area of Madrid with the highest levels of growth in terms of business and trade. The complex will be dedicated to education and will have a disruptive and innovative design which provides numerous open areas dedicated to learning, teamwork, and networking between the university and the business community.
"At IE we strive to reinvent education with a marked focus on global vision, technology and entrepreneurship,” said Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, Vice President of IE, during his address. “Each year we educate some 4,000 students from 130 countries using a combination of academic excellence and immersion in technology. It forms part of our commitment to spearheading the education of the future.”
The future complex will also include an extensive shopping and service area, complete with restaurants and centers dedicated to leisure, sports, art and culture, as well as large open green spaces at the service of the city of Madrid and its citizens.
IE University will meanwhile continue to work on the continuous renovation of its infrastructures in the Maria de Molina area of Madrid and in Segovia to provide a leading-edge learning environment for its current students.
Video of the presentation of the Caleido complex
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