L’Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial

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L’Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial

A leading centre for university studies, located in Carrer Comte d'Urgell, the EUETIB is over 100 years old. Attached to the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), it was established in 1904 by the Mancomunitat (Assembly of the Association of Local Councils) and occupies a series of nineteenth-century Modernista buildings where the Can Batlló textile factory once stood.

Investment in knowledge

EUETIB, better known as the Escola Industrial, or Industrial School,a pioneering initiative in Barcelona’s industrial and technological sector, is considered a venerable historic institution. Since its creation in the early twentieth century, EUETIB has trained many generations of engineers, technicians and experts, who have contributed their knowledge to Catalonia’s industrial development.

A multi-faceted site

The Modernista-style buildings that the school has occupied since the early twentieth century are located in the Esquerra de l’Eixample neighbourhood. They possess great historical and architectural value, for the old Can Batlló textile factory was initially located here in the nineteenth century. Later, in 1927, the chief architect of the Mancomunitat (Assembly of the Association of Local Councils) at the time, Joan Rubió i Bellver, extended the site and built its most prominent architectural elements: the central naves and auditorium, and the entrance building.

A truly unique site, then, the Industrial School has been in continuous operation since it first opened in 1904, making this one of the most renowned and prestigious centres for industrial technical studies in Spain.

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