Even the building’s location is outstanding. Etopia is part of La Milla Digital (the Digital Mile), an agglomeration of developments and activities in the field of digital media technology which connects the centre of Zaragoza with the former international exposition grounds. At the centre of this configuration is the Delicias high-speed railway station. Etopia is directly opposite the station and is connected to it by means of an elegant suspended pedestrian bridge. In this way Etopia is rooted in its environment and at the same time connected with the wider world.
The composition of the building reflects the need for rationality which has been growing increasingly prominent in Spain over the last few years. The financial crisis and the bankruptcy of a number of flamboyant, extravagant projects have brought about a reflective mood regarding the form of architecture. The architects at MCBAD have always shown a preference for designing clear, regular volumes, but in this case the result is also an unmistakeable reflection of the spirit of the age in Spain. The reserved execution ensures that the complex forms a visible unit even when seen from a great distance. Three blocks of comparable proportions are linked together by means of a two-storey plinth opened at several points and connected with the surrounding park.