Joint Research Center of the European Commission

Client: European Union
Location: Seville (Spain)
Area: 7,400 M2
Status: In progress
Design by: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Research Center

The design of this project is highly influenced by local culture, aiming to combine tradition and avant-garde by seeking inspiration in the Andalusian streets and patios to transfer them to the innovative ecosystem of the building. In terms of sustainability, the construction of a roof based on square pergolas stands out, supported by pillars at decreasing heights, on which 9,000 square meters of solar panels will be placed that will generate twice the energy that the building needs for its operation. functioning. At the same time, these pergolas will offer 11,000 square meters of shade.