Buildings and Architecture
construction). This link represents one of the best ways of getting to
know the architecture and landscape design of our University Campus. It
offers information on the projects, architects, buildings...and provides
technical information which both professionals and students of architecture
and design will find especially interesting.
Campus Design Guides.
design and construction of the whole University of Alicante Campus in San
Vicente del Raspeig has been carried out according to a carefully designed
methodology following the guidelines set out below:
All the works
related to the campus philosophy and technical methodology are currently
being compiled for their inclusion here. Meanwhile, the following materials
are already available: a brief paper by President Andrés Pedreño,
written in 1994 to explain the philosophy behind the planning and design
of the Campus:
Urbanístico de un campus: Universidad de Alicante
. A chapter
from Prof. Pedreño's books
utopías y realidades
(University: Utopias and Realities
further describes the development of the campus: Capitulo
III: El desarrollo de un campus (The Development of a Campus), and
was used to accompany attractive graphic material in 1999/98 University
Guides to the Campus Design
construction). All the plans featured in the Campus Design Guides and later
applied to the campus will soon be available here. Although a flexible
approach was applied when using the guides, the methodology described within
them has proved to be crucial to the final result.
to the Design of UAPARC
guides reflect the methodology applied to
with 42 plans illustrating different areas of design.
contains several interesting reports and other documents and material related
to the campus design.
1997-98 Annual Report:
de un campus (The Development of a Campus)
illustrated account of the history of the campus with many interesting
"historical" photos. It includes links about the construction of some of
our University's most emblematic buildings.
illustrated report of the severe floods suffered on the campus in 1998,
provided by the University's General Secretary.
1998-99 Annual Report.
Awards and references in specialized journals.
references in specialized journals as well as awards, honourable mentions
and further acknowledgements for our campus and architecture will be collected
University of Alicante's departments and
studies related to architecture:
The campus itself, its philosophy and image have provided the reference
for many of the University's most emblematic on-campus projects. Such is
the case of
key elements of
which includes the creation of a Landscape Design and Land Art Centre.
And covering environmental issues:
Land-Art and Landscape
some of the initiatives reflected in this section. All virtual visitors
are advised to sit comfortably.
exhibition of what the four seasons offer as far as flowers are concerned.
The number of species of cacti on the campus gets progressively larger.
for the Stone.
campaign was designed to complement the Campaign
for tree preservation
fauna on the campus is steadily increasing as a result of the reforestation
carried out over the past years. The colony of birds is also spectacular.
We have detected herons visiting our ducks,
in the early hours of the morning. We are
also looking for some squirrels to join the hedgehogs, rabbits, frogs,
turtles and numerous fish in our lake. Any donations of photos of the fauna
found on-campus for this album are welcome. Please, send them
link contains some of the campus's rarestspecies. Many of the specimens
come from the donation for the Campaign
for tree preservation.
The campus is gradually becoming decorated with works from outstanding
sculptors. As it the case with this sculpture of Arcadio
Blasco's work, dedicated to the pioneers who worked towards the creation
of our University. The Huge Hand from Pepe
Díaz Azorín is a homage to the University of Orihuela
(1569-1824), reminding us of the efforts and desires of teachers and scholars
from centuries ago. Espai
de llum, our treasured columns, built prior to the ones at the Autonomous
University of Barcelona, by Andreu Alfaro. Don't
forget that some of the best sculptures on the campus are the buildings
themselves. And finally our University
which is also a work of art.
have also embassies where we dedicate small areas to nearby towns or places
further afield. For instance, Pinoso,
famous for its famous marble. Elche
, evoking our
well-known Dama de Elche or Europe,
next to the Paraninfo. We will soon be adding embassies of other neighbouring
towns or institutions, such as the Olympic Monument
album collects all the previously mentioned pictures as well as pictures
of all the campus buildings. Remember that all of them can be sent as postcards.
Volunteer and awareness projects:
Our students are very "green. This Office illustrates some of the activities
they do to preserve the environment, such as the below mentioned Campaign
to preserve the trees.
2.000 trees have been donated since this
campaign was launched in 1994 with the gift of a sequoia
from His Majesty the King Juan Carlos I.
Any outstanding campus is not complete without bicycles: the best aesthetical
and environmental element for a healthy life free of noise and pollution.
Miguel Indurain and Perico Delgado collaborated in the
of this project and the University has requested a special
from Alicante. We provide bike
from the beach to the campus and even the
cycle around the campus giving away cycle-clips to on-campus
of Alicante Audio visual archive
best images from our campus can be seen through the Internet if you have
downloaded the recommended software. Click here and see the university
institutional video. More videos are being prepared, such as
( videos showing a bird's-eye-view of the campus).
Sound and Image Workshop
Beautiful images from the campus recorded through the campus programme.
How to visit the campus
is welcome to help us improve our campus!!
Excellent gardening team led by José Luis Romeu
can also tell us how is this service working and e-mail us if you see anything
University of Alicante's Technical and Planning Office is currently under
to the active collaboration of the Institute for Water Management
and Environment, a new step is carried out, that is the project of an "Water
Integral Cycle" already available in the Desalination Treatment Plant,
efficiently contributing to reduce water consumption.
and Cartography System
University of Alicante has available one of the best interactive cartographical
Maps of the campus,
buildings and how to get the campus
is possible from here..
web site to provide information on the campus facilities for disabled people.
cannot get lost in our campus.
the services available at the campus.