Innovation / EXnova

Architecture  Engineering


Among the goals of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is to encourage innovation. However, this should not be seen solely as a means to improve the quality of education, but should be an end in itself. Innovate involves committing to the advancement of knowledge and the training of professionals for a changing society. Above all, innovation is a quality of knowledge that requires a certain composed successive definition formats practice. For this reason, the university is not only important that the teaching is carried out through media formats or novel, but its objective itself should be encouraging the creation of new content. The particularities of the discipline of architecture make it particularly suitable for this purpose, since the specific training quality architectural design that earns this finds its seed in the investigation. Therefore one of the main challenges is to get the work done by the students is not a passive response to a given sentence, but they themselves are capable of generating their own questions within the framework established by the teacher. Thus, the student will not only be able to set your own goals, develop a concept chosen by them allowed aware of the value and method of research work and possible projection results.

The thought, which precedes an action as a result of all final production, is behind three essential attitudes for the advancement of knowledge: recognize, reconsider and restructure. The three pillars of innovation to which we have given a name: EX nova, to resume from the beginning the problem, to restart the content of the idea and set up the unusual.

Everyday objects, known uses and the usual modes help the discovery of the extraordinary that makes its way for the first time to build the chain of continuous change without dispersion.



Innovation is to value the knowledge that in a practical sense means the ability to anticipate a problem, make conscious motivation to differentiate good ideas from the excellent ones. EX nova talks to relate in different ways and for the first time the current state of affairs. EX nova is about to launch an efficient idea that arises from stating opportunities. EX nova gets competitive advantage in everyday situations related to the architecture field.

An inclusive environment based on openness, collaboration and knowledge sharing should be based on a multi-generation exploratory process, working with the right partners in the supply chain to achieve consistency of information on each interface.

Launched in September 2014, the Innovation Workshop Exnova serves as a resource for students interested in innovation. The course is designed to help 5th year Architecture students to Develop their creative potential. It covers a wide range of abilities through the gaze of architecture.






Profesor Dr. Juan Manuel Ros


Félix Aramburu

Javier Camacho

Carlos M. Iglesias

External Staff

Pablo Campos

(Director del Departamento de Arquitectura y Diseño EPS)

Alejandro Gómez

Federico de Isidro

(Director Arquitectura EPS)

Abraham Otero

Mª Concepción Pérez

(Secretaria Académica Arquitectura EPS)


Teodoro Álvarez Fadón

(Design and Innovation Director, Ferrovial Agroman UK).

Manuel  Martínez Alonso

( Open Innovation ManagerFerrovial)

Ricardo Batti

(Design Manager, Ferrovial Agroman UK)

Fernando Wirtz

(Director de Estudios y Contratación ANRO)


REcognize, REconsider and REstructure