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University clubs in Sweden are called “Nations” after the majority communities that founded them. These organizations provide social activities and housing for students while they are engaged in their studies. The general lack of student housing and the plight of Erasmus exchange students lead to the programmatic development of this proposal. This “Barcelona Nation” student house is meant to be a hub for the Spanish origin students and their intermingling with the Swedish hosts. The design is based off a solarium, the interior atrium joins the entire social space around a dining island, a large cinema and a private activity room. These all take cues from the Mediterranean landscape and social practices. An eternal Spanish summer defines this building even as the Swedish winter arrives.

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