Sneak a Peek at the New Campus Popular
Have you heard? At V Architecture, in partnership with Perkins Eastman and some of the top partners in construction and engineering, we are extremely excited to unveil some of the first images of the upcoming Popular Campus in San Juan, PR. Making headlines as the first hotel in the Milla de Oro financial district, this high-profile complex will feature two structures. On one hand, the Plaza Building includes a hotel, high-style office, and commercial space, a student center, 800 parking spaces, and a new public square that connects the structures and serves as the center of the campus. An impressive 85,384 square feet will be dedicated to a 121-room hotel that will have independent entrances and another 10,000 square feet to commercial space.
Meanwhile, the Plaza Building – with an approximate area of 700,000 square feet and an 11-story structure for office space and parking – will be located in the existing parking area north of Popular Center. The Bridge Building to the other side of Muñoz Rivera Avenue, hosts an additional 500 parking spaces, commercial space, and a fitness and wellness center. This structure will cover some 350,000 square feet and will add another 500 parking spaces, and will host a supermarket of approximately 16,000 square feet. Both buildings will have connectors for recharging electric cars. Both buildings will connect to the Popular Campus via covered bridges on the second floor following the lead of the existing Popular HUB and Calle Popular Buildings.
The Plaza Building was designed to become the center of the campus bringing employees, clients, the general public, and students from the academic communities of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, the Universidad Politécnica, and the Universidad de Puerto Rico, which are all connected by the Tren Urbano. The project seeks to comply with the guidelines of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), commonly known as LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Stay tuned for more exciting updates.