Master in Collective Housing (MCH) takes place mainly in Madrid, where participants will attend to lessons daily. The accommodation needed during the study trips abroad will be organized by the MCH Office and included in the tuition fee price.
Spanish poet Antonio Machado defined Madrid as the “breakwater of all the Spains”, as the meeting point for cultures and races, where it only takes less than two weeks to feel at home. Although its size is that of a cosmopolitan metropolis, it still is the open city it has always been and preserves its great (affordable) cuisine, its well-known night life and its cultural highlights. This modern air harmoniously contrasts with its important old quarters and its cultural traditions.
Its great transportation network allows you to move fast and easy. Madrid is a safe city, where citizens, tourists and visitors can stroll around and sightsee at ease, both during the day and at night.
The School of Architecture (ETSAM) is located on the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Campus, which sits on the limit between the city centre and one of the largest green areas of the city, Casa de Campo. The UPM campus houses 6 universities, over 20 schools, a wide range of sports facilities, cafeterias and student residences, and can be accessed by bus, subway or on foot (walking distance from the centre). Accommodation can be found in the surroundings, where students gather.
MCH participants will have access to the IT centre, located in the pabellón antiguo, X floor (-1) and to the Library, on 1st floor, in the same building.
For further information, please check the UPM Guide for foreing students.
The UPM is committed to sport and in order to promote it, the University offers a wide range of activities and courses that take place in its sports facilities, located in different places of Madrid. For those interested in participating, the University offers the following specialties: chess, athletics, badminton, basketball, handball, cycling, fencing, judo, karate, kenzo, swimming, tennis, table tennis, archery, GAP, maintenance gymnastics, yoga, pilates, kick boxing, bodybuilding, paddle tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, zumba, squash, golf, etc. MCH participants, as UPM students, can use all those facilities at an advantageous price.
Additionally, internal UPM championships are organized in a yearly basis among the eighteen sports clubs of each of the Schools and Faculties that the UPM has. Championships at among Universities local and national level are also organised.
Just in front of the Architecture Faculty (ETSAM), located in the Ciudad Universitaria Campus, we can find numerous facilities that can be reached quickly and comfortably from the MCH workspace. Across the street, you will find the "Complejo Deportivo Zona Sur" (South Sports Centre). It belongs to UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), but UPM students can also use it. This complex has a rugby field, a soccer field, a multi-sports court, beach-volley courts, an outdoor swimming pool for summer, a running track, a gym, tennis courts, padel courts, 1 pelota court and a climbing wall.
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, supported by its prestige and experience, offers an unique working space at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid, reserved exclusively for MCH participants, where MCH takes place: Classroom XG4.
Participants will have their own working space, personal attention and access to the university library, services, academic and cultural events.
The MCH Workspace includes a WIFI network, plotter, A3 printer, scanner, 8 3D printers and foam cutters.
At MCH Office there will be a specific housing library at participant’s disposal. Those books are to be used within the classroom.
No paper, modelling material or ink cartridges will be supplied by the MCH office, unless previously agreed with the workshop leader or specialty director.
The MCH Office is located on X floor (-1), at ETSAM, next to Classroom XG4. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 14.30.