Discover the Segovia’s Casa de la Moneda

@Alejandra Acedo

La Casa de La Moneda hosts the “Creativity Center”. Students are welcome to visit this building to work on their projects, have recreational activities and meet with friends.

Just a 10-minute walk from the IE University Segovia campus, you’ll find La Casa de la Moneda. Founded by King Philip II and built by Juan de Herrera between 1583 and 1588, it was designed to host the modern machinery of the time. This building is one of the first mints in Europe, and is widely considered one of the most influential European structures.

IE University has signed a collaboration agreement with the Segovian city council to transform part of La Casa de la Moneda into a business space run by the university to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Segovia. The ‘Creativity Center’ is open to any Segovian or IE University student looking for a place to work on their projects or anyone wanting to kick back and relax.

The Creativity Center is a unique place to work. On the outside, you’ll see one of the oldest and most inspiring buildings in Europe. On the inside, it’s a dynamic, innovative, tech-forward space for creators and entrepreneurs. This place has several common areas such as the exhibition hall, ballroom, conference room, painting room, recording studio and workroom. It also offers free yoga classes during weekdays and hosts a radio show several days a week.

IE University Casa de la moneda creativity center

In the exhibition hall, there’s always an art exhibit on display to showcase talented IE University students and community members. Here, you can also find IE University student assignments and projects from different classes. Check out the architecture assignments, 3D-printed items, projects from the FabLab, and so much more. All of these collections are shown as a way of inspiring the community to create, innovate and explore.

There are other spaces such as the painting room, recording room, ballroom and the yoga room that offer the opportunity to participate in a number of activities. Make the most of what the Creativity Center has to offer. Sit down at the piano, start painting your next masterpiece with the materials we provide, have a jam session in our recording studio, or simply work on your mindfulness on the yoga mat. If you’re looking to break routine, get a group of friends together and hit the pool table for a quick game!

The building also includes a workspace and conference room. The workspace is perfect for working independently, or collaborating on group projects. In the conference room, students are invited to listen to experts talk on a number of subjects. The room is fully equipped with Wi-Fi connection, multiple power outlets and a big-screen TV for presentations.

The Creativity Center pursues development in the community, by providing access to new ideas, fostering inspiration and creativity, and offering the necessary tools and spaces to work. The main purpose of this space is to serve as an incubator for IE University student projects. A lot of our international students are already looking to develop their business ideas and the Creativity Center will help support their projects, as well as introduce them to Segovia’s business community.

Get inspired, explore your innovative creativity and pursue your entrepreneurial ambitions in this dynamic space where our students have room to grow.

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