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.


Madrid, Spain

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

MCH Workspace

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 0S5.


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 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.

MCH Office

The MCH Office is located on X floor (-1), at ETSAM, next to Classroom XG5. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 14.30.

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