The Elisava building, with more than 11,000 m² of facilities, is located on La Rambla, in the heart of Barcelona, in one of the most emblematic parts of the city, just a short stroll from the Mediterranean Sea. We have specialized workshops and laboratories, outdoor spaces, conference rooms and exhibition rooms, multi-purpose classrooms, in addition to other educational spaces in different parts of the city, which are part of the Distributed School project.
In this 175 m² workshop you can make prototypes, scale models and mock-ups; you can manipulate, transform and experiment with materials for projects related to expression, representation or verification. The space is outfitted with machines and tools for working mainly with wood and its derivatives, polyurethane foam, metals and plastics. It offers various digital manufacturing, laser cutting and engraving services. There are three 3D printers (a Stratasys F170, a Sigmax BCN3D and an Ultimaker3 E), two CNC milling machines, a paint booth, a copying lathe and a plastic thermoforming machine.
The Medialab is a laboratory for audio-visual research and production (photography, video and post-production) and interactive systems. It has two areas: the chroma keying space and the photography space, where you can work on your projects using the following material: a microphone system, a Black Magic 4K camera, a Lumix Gh2 camera, a GoPro Hero3 camera, an OPTOMA X316 full-HD projector, a continuous lighting (photo/video) system, Leapmotion sensors, a Panasonic Lumix FZ45, a Sony DCR SX 30E, a Sony Alpha 7, a Nikon D5600, a Nikon D5000, and a Zenza Bronica, among others.
Motion Capture – MoCap Room
This room is configured for motion capture and processing with 12 special Optitrack Prevalgui 13 cameras, two uniforms with Motion Capture Suit movement markers, a computer loaded with Motive’s Optitrack software, and a plasma screen to watch the results in real time. Additionally, there is a recording booth for AHA Radio’s podcasts and other projects. Remember to book your time via email and read the user manual!
AHA Radio podcast recording booth, university online radio platform and self-managed by students open to any member of the community. AHA Radio has a wide range of programmes: from interviews and talkies on subjects such as artificial intelligence, nature, fashion, or the environment, to content related to music, film and design.
A space to experiment with different printing (manual, mechanical or digital) and manipulation techniques that are involved in making graphic prototypes and models. It is equipped with the necessary tools and machines (both manual and digital) for printing and binding, an adhesive vinyl cutter, a sublimation printer to transfer designs from paper to a material, a cricut for making any type of cut on different types of materials, and two large-format inkjet printers to reproduce any type of image on high-quality paper.
Science and Technology Laboratory
This workshop is devoted to materials science. The goal of this laboratory is to offer you the experience of working in a professional lab with your own engineering tools. The laboratory is equipped with measuring tools for characterizing different materials based on their physical properties.
Electronics and Interaction Laboratory
This is a space for practical work and experimentation in electronics and interactive technology. It is outfitted with the necessary equipment for the design and measurement of electronic circuits (power sources, oscilloscopes, multimetres, breadboards, discrete components, etc.) and for the assembly of interactive prototypes, both in physical format (Arduino kits, sensors, actuators, welding kits, etc.) and in virtual or augmented reality.
Space Workshop and Materials Library
The workshop is a place to work and share knowledge and experiences related to the use of different materials and the construction of models related to space design. It is equipped with precision machinery for making scale models (band saw, sander, metal cutter, drill, circular saw and other specific tools), as well as a materials library for the spatial construction.
Thanks to the company BCN3D, we have four large-format Epsilon W50 and W37 printers, which you can use to 3D print your academic projects using different materials.
The Biolab has the following equipment: microscope, stereoscope, ceramic hotplate, petri dishes, precision scales, a 3D printer for soft materials, pipettes, and a laminar flow hood for handling biohazardous agents safely and under sterile conditions. Book your time on the Biolab Teams page.
If you are an Elisava student and would like to know the regulations and conditions for use of these spaces, you’ll find all the information on the Virtual Campus.
Cafeteria and Terraces
Agora and Atrium
Sala Aleix Carrió
Lockers and Project Checkroom
The Distributed School
The TMDC is an industrial workshop of more than 2,000 m2 equipped with portable power tools, industrial machinery and CNC machinery to work with wood, iron and plastic. As an Elisava student, you will have access to this workshop; some class sessions and presentations will also be held here.
Gràcia Fab Lab
This space, owned by the Barcelona City Council, is used for education and the creation of digital manufacturing projects associated with new technologies and digital manufacturing.
Elisava Engineering Lab
This multidisciplinary workspace is intended for developing projects and Final Degree Projects for the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and the Degree in Design and Innovation such as the Elisava Racing Team and Trustto.
Classes, workshops, presentations and events are also held in other spaces around the city, including Sala Apolo, Canòdrom, IDEAL Barcelona, Urbine, Nave Bolivia – Poblenou, Myfuckingstudio, Fundació Vila-Casas, Arts Santa Mònica, El Borsí, KBr Fundación Mapfre, Hangar, Frederic Marès Museum, Soho House Studio, and Mutuo Gallery, among others.