Institute of Photonics Science

Technical data

Intervention level: Scheme Design, Detail Design and Site Supervision. Collaboration with: Xavier Farré, architect.
Client: Foundation for the Institute of Photonic Science
Location: Barcelona
Competition year: 2002. Proj: 1ª fase: 2003, 2ª fase: 2006.
Project year: 2006
Construction period: 2004 – 2008
Total built: 8.373,90 m²
Budget: 11.228.307 €
Construction company: FERROVIAL
Other technical:

  • Collaboration with *
  • Enric Peña, technical architect.
  • Lluis Duart, industrial engineers, installations consultancy.
  • Manuel Arguijo, architect, structure consultancy.


  • RESIDENTIAL UNIVERSITY AREAS. Department of Urban and Housing Rehabilitation. Council of A Coruña. A Coruña, 2010.

Awards: Competition, 1st Place.


This project for the headquarters of the Institute of Photonic Sciences Campus University of Baix Llobregat promoted by the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society (DURSI) and transferred to the Foundation Institute of Photonics, will be devoted to research, and is located in the Mediterranean Technology Park of Castelldefels.

The façade this we wanted to give special importance to the fact that is the whole facade of campus in south access, so we have tried to give an adequate response to both the scale of the building and to the campus scale.

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