National competition for University Campus

Place: Santander. Cantabria
Date: 2009
Developer: Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
Design/direction: Miriam García García, Alejandro Alférez Aledo
Team: Rubén Sesmero, Miguel Ángel Venegas
Award: Special mention


The slope on which the campus of Las Llamas is situated in the city of Santander, presents has a disordered, indefinite and alien relation with the surrounding landscape in which it is inserted. We propose a mechanism that will allow for a better integration. Thus, the new buildings act as a gradient link between the inside of the Campus and the park of las Llamas. Its adaptation to the topography and the soft treatment of terraced gardens allow this connectivity with the landscape establishing a relation of dialog and complementarity between the university campus and its surroundings.