The FUAB is responsible for managing the university’s assets: the Casa Convalescència, Hotel Campus, Hospital Clínic Veterinari and the University Village (Vila Universitària and Vila 2) residential complexes.
Opened in 1930, the Casa Convalescència is one of the last works of Catalan Modernism and forms part of the site of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The site was declared a Historical Artistic monument in 1978 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
Covering a surface area of 6,245m2 on four floors and a basement, the Casa Convalescència is a unique building with a wealth of modernist elements.
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona obtained the concession to use the building in 1969. On 23 March 1998, the Private Foundation of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau granted the FUAB the use of the building. The duration of the cession is 50, counted from the date the agreement was signed.
The restoration and renovation of the house, which began in 1998 and was carried out by architects Tusquets-Díaz & Associats, with the ambitious objective of returning it to its original glory, was completed in November 1999 and was reopened.
Plan of the ground floor
Plan of the first floor
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On 6 May 2005 the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona granted the FUAB the use of a plot of land measuring 1,680 square metres on the UAB campus for a renewable period of 20 years. The plot was used to build the extension to the Hospital Clínic Veterinari.
The Hospital Clínic Veterinari offers almost 4,500m2 to animal care and is equipped with the latest technology for their diagnosis and treatment. The main building, from the first phase of the extension and remodelling work, was opened in 2008 and houses most of the clinical facilities for small animals, including consultation rooms, operating theatres, the laboratory and the admittance area. It also contains the administrative areas (reception, waiting room, offices, archive, purchases, management offices and general warehouse, etc.). The original building houses the Equine Unit and the diagnostic imaging services. The HCV also has exterior enclosures for horses and a separate stabling unit for horses with infectious diseases.
The Hotel Campus is a city-type hotel surrounded by an extraordinarily natural environment, and it is the only hotel-conference centre on a university campus in Spain.
It has 4 floors and covers a total area of 9,017m2, with 104 double guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms, occupying 1,471m2. On the ground floor, which covers 3,958m2, is the reception, the kitchens, restaurants, guest areas and a meeting room which can be divided into 2 using panels. On the second floor there are 28 guest rooms and 893m2 of meeting space, comprising two rooms, one of which can be divided using panels. The third and fourth floors are identical and comprise 38 guest rooms and 85m2 of meeting space, each divided into two rooms.
The Edifici Blanc or White Building can be found on the Bellaterra campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and it is adjoining to the Hotel.
It is a 4-floor concrete building covering an area of 4,218m2 and is used for administrative and teaching purposes by the School for Tourism and Hotel Management, the School for Risk Prevention and Integrated Security, the Graduate School for Archival and Records Management and the Professional Training Centre of the FUAB.
On the ground floor (512.19 m2) there is the reception for the University Village, Academic management, meetings rooms, security control and reception, offices and archives, among other uses. On the larger first floor (1,442.80m2) is the kitchen, the board room, a demonstration classroom and a tasting classroom plus other classrooms and meeting rooms. On the second floor (1,075.80 m2) are the computer rooms and the computer department, archives and meeting rooms. Finally, the third floor (1,124.70m2) houses the offices, classrooms and meetings rooms.
Built between 1995 and 1996, the Plaça Cívica is a set of buildings on four levels of terraces communicated by stairs and ramps supported by a network of columns. The Plaça is linked to the rest of the campus by six walkways, three sets of stairs and two lifts which take you to the central car park.
The Plaça Cívica offers a range of services to the university community. Of a total developed area of 6,800m2, there are 3,329m2 available for commercial activities, 557m2 for rooms for multiple uses and a cinema, 4,214m2 of offices and other areas for students. Among the different infrastructures and services are:
- Restaurant situated on the south side of the Plaça, unconnected with the rest of the buildings giving it a prominent presence in the square.
- The restaurant, which is the biggest on the campus, occupies the ground floor and basement and offers a range of meals and snacks. Management of the restaurant is outsourced and since September 2016 the manager has been Aramark Servicios de Cátering, S.L.U.
- The first floor is occupied by a study toom and different services offered by the UAB to the student associations. There are also two shop spaces.
- The shops in the Pergola provide the backdrop to the Plaça. Side by side in a single shop front they display a wide range of products and services for the university community.
- The Àgora building is situated on the east side of the square. On the ground floor, in addition to shops, there is the cinema and a multiuse room, as well as the office of the Fundació Autònoma Solidària. The top floor is occupied by the Students and Culture Unit.
The University Village, or Vila Universitària, is the residential complex of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and consists of 3 parts:
Built between 1991 and 1992, it is composed of 594 apartments distributed among 19 buildings with a total built up area of 45,117m2. Vila 1 has apartments for one, two, four or five people and can accommodate a total of 1,762 students.
Built between 2006 and 2008. This is a building made up of five modules, of which one is still pending construction. There are 217 apartments built on 13,700m2. All the apartments hare for two people, except one which can accommodate four giving a total capacity of 436 places.
This is a collection of houses built between 1987 and 1988 to provide a permanent residential nucleus for teaching and administrative and services staff. Within the complex there are a number of houses reserved for visiting lecturers. Covering a total surface area of 5,522m2 it contains 43 houses, 11 of which are single story with 150m and 32 on three storeys with 135m2. In 1992 the management of the houses passed to the University Village and since then they have formed part of the university’s housing stock.
The housing development also offers shops and services they are situated in on the ground floor of the central buildings in Vila 1 and form part of the services offered to the residents and to the university community as a whole. There are 22 shop spaces varying in size from 31m2 to 120m2 and occupying a total of 2,000m2.