In 2019, architect Sergio Baragaño launched a project aiming to combine technology and habitat into a “living-lab” hotel room, named Room2030, and designed by him based on his architectural proposal for the expansion of the Hotel Palacio Ferrera in Avilés. This project is the extension of “bhome”, the modular construction prototype developed in collaboration with ArcelorMittal R&D Asturias-based centres back in 2016.
At the end of 2019, the Room2030 Innovation Consortium is founded with the participation of a series of highly innovative & market-leading companies. Its goal was to bring the laboratory to life and to develop and demonstrate technologies for the purpose of generating The Room of the Future which, industrially manufactured, will be: smart, sustainable, flexible and healthy.
In 2020, Sergio Baragaño launched the start-up of the same name, ROOM2030 to Design, Manufacture and Commercialize solutions based on this prototype, adding the “soul” needed to generate healthy and sustainable habitats where technology is humanized.
To date the startup ROOM2030 received the following awards for its innovative contribution to the sector and entrepreneurship:
→ Finalist REBUILD Advance Architecture Awards, Best Offsite Construction Project, 2021
→ Avilés Innovative Company 2021, representative at Smart City Expo World Congress, 2021
→ Finalist laCaixa Emprendedor XXI Awards, 2022
→ Selected for “Acelerating Rural Business” by Factoria de Empresas, 2022
→ Selected by Internationalization Accelerator Quick Global, 2022
Led by Sergio Baragaño and ArcelorMittal R&D, the Consortium integrates the following companies (in alphabetical order): Ecus, Finsa, Geopannel, Normagrup, Roca, Saint Gobain and Schneider.
In early 2020 the Consortium presented at the Niemeyer Art Center in Avilés the first pilot model of The Room of the Future, a living lab that integrates elements, systems, and innovations from all of them and in which, from that moment on, they would develop and test technologies either individually or jointly with the rest of the Consortium members.
The Living-Lab ROOM2030, besides being the laboratory where our concepts and technologies are tested, either individually or jointly with the partners, is also our first prototype and allows us to validate, both technically and commercially, the housing solutions we develop in the start-up and that are based on it.
It is configurated as a 48m2-sized hotel Suite, divided into bedroom, bathroom, living room and porch.
It features innovations from us and all Consortium partners:
→ Smart, active and sustainable materials
→ Health technologies
→ Environmental and energy efficiency
→ IOT network
→ Modular construction and 3D solutions
Sergio Baragaño, director of studio [baragaño], and CEO and Founder of ROOM2030, has more than 10 years of unique experience in the industrialized construction sector. He is one of the references at national level in terms of modular buildings executed.
He developed and registered “Bhome”, a modular steel construction system for housing and offices, flexible and compact, which was the seed of the innovation project and start-up: Room2030.
Some of his projects have received the following awards:
→ Warehouses in Avilés Port,
selected in the spanish Architecture Biennial. 2010 Accesit
→ Docks Avilés Port, ATEG award, 2010
→ Cruise Terminal Bilbao, Winner International Competition, 2010
→ ArcelorMittal R&D Slab, Building of the Year Awards Archdaily, 2011
→ ArcelorMittal R&D Slab, Winner KNX Awards Energy Efficiency, 2011
→ ArcelorMittal R&D Buildings, COAA Awards, 2012
→ bh box, selected in the spanish Architecture Biennial, 2016
→ bhome, Architecture Achievement Award Technal, 2016
→ casaMontaña, selected in the spanish Architecture Biennial, 2018
→ casaMontaña, Haüser Award Best Housing Germany 2019
FINANCIAL ADVISOR & CONSORTIUM COORDINATOR
Our name is inspired by the 2030 Agenda, as we aim to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and help the construction industry transition towards a digital and sustainable paradigm.
Digitalization, sustainability & health are 3 of our fundamental pillars that guide the roadmap to develop our technological solution for modular construction.