Our 7,600 m2 building was designed by architect Rafael Cáceres Zurita to reflect our outward-looking message driven by our international philosophy.
The building’s interior design can be seen from the street: a long corridor connects the Passeig de Picasso and Carrer del Comerç entrances and includes a Ginkgo biloba ‘silver apricot’ tree, an ancient species of tree that represents longevity.
ESCI-UPF is based in the emblematic Born neighbourhood in Barcelona. This district has grown from its humble beginnings as a settlement built on a medieval site for jousting and celebrations to become one of the modern city’s most vibrant areas. If you stroll through the neighbourhood on your way to our building, you’ll see outstanding shops, bars and restaurants and a number of unique cultural spaces, including museums and architectural wonders.
At ESCI-UPF we have launched a Green University project to boost our environmental performance and work towards greener educational programmes. Our actions are driven by our guiding philosophy and an increased awareness of our responsibilities to society.
ESCI takes day-to-day environmental actions in the following areas:
You are one of the key tools for greening our school: every little bit you do to change your daily habits helps improve our overall performance.
Remember the six Rs:
Take the following common-sense steps: