aparto has opened the doors of its first student residence in Spain. aparto Barcelona Pallars, owned by Commerz Real, is located in 22@, the innovation district, and conveniently connected to the rest of the city offering 743 beds spanning ensuite, twin, and studio options. With a total area of 26,000m² the building includes a wide variety of cutting-edge facilities including over 3,000m² of outdoor facilities such as an infinity pool over 40 metres long, a rooftop terrace, a garden with a variety of plants that attract butterflies, and two gardens with a mixture of aromatic plants, basketball and football courts and an amphitheater that can be used for presentations, concerts, or movie nights. Inside the building, over 2,000m² are dedicated to common spaces such as a gym with the latest Technogym equipment, yoga studios, a performing arts theatre, cinema room, study rooms, game areas and a bar offering both food and drink services. Students at aparto Barcelona Pallars will also benefit from a wide range of services including fast Wi-Fi, housekeeping services, and linen change.
aparto offers medium and long-term stays from a few months to a year where residents feel at home while living in a tight-knit community. The focus on physical and mental well-being is a core feature at aparto, which includes a first-class experience program with sports and wellness classes, cocktail and cooking sessions, and a series of entertainment evenings such as movie nights, sports matches and tournaments including table tennis, soccer or basketball.
Designed by the architectonical firm Batlle i Roig, a pioneer in landscape architecture and built according to the highest environmental, sustainability and energy efficiency international standards, aparto Barcelona Pallars intends to pursue the Platinum LEED and WELL Gold certifications as part of aparto’s ongoing commitment to ESG.
Vanessa Gelado, senior managing director and country head of Hines Spain, said: “With this opening, aparto Barcelona Pallars will provide students with first-class accommodation in terms of facilities and services, focused on their safety and wellbeing, reflecting the demands of students who want to continue their university degrees and Masters in the city. Hines aims to fulfil the interest in beds available for rent in Barcelona, which currently cannot meet the demand, with 186,000 students for just 22,000 available beds.”