The Talent House building has been built by Fomento San Sebastián with the aim of facilitating the arrival of high-level researchers who come to our city for the first time to carry out research work in one of the local R+D+i agents.
The independent apartment building is not a new accommodation option in addition to the existing ones in the city, it is a different project. It has been specifically designed for a public and specific conditions of use (temporality, activities, etc.), which are to disseminate and socialise scientific and technological knowledge.
With this project, we aim to:
- Increase the scientific community in Donostia - San Sebastián.
- Promote the integration of the scientific community.
- Disseminate and socialise scientific-technological knowledge.
- Generate physical and virtual meeting spaces - networking linked to R&D&I.
- CHARACTERISTICS AND AREAS
Talent House has 80 flats of different types and common spaces for researchers and their families to have a first accommodation in the city.
Talent House flats are modern, comfortable, and practical. They have been designed with different types of families in mind, offering a cosy home from the first day, whether for families, couples, or individuals. We also have flats adapted for people with disabilities.
Talent House has different common spaces that add a plus to the stay in the building and allow the development of activities and uses that improve your integration in the city. All of them with restricted access and subject to a specific timetable and other Talent House activities.
- Videoconference rooms.
- Work rooms.
- Inner courtyard with meeting space.
- Outdoor terrace with privileged views of the bay of La Concha.
- Private car park with capacity for 56 spaces.
- All common areas have WIFI connectivity.
- SERVICES INCLUDED
The building has services such as:
- Reception service at the arrival (initial welcome).
- Possibility of own parking at Talent House.
- Attention and information service in person during concierge hours.
- WIFI connectivity is free of charge.
- Residents have free access to the common areas such as the terrace, the main living room or the coffe point, but must respect the Centre's fixed opening hours and the established conditions.
- Rooms can be rented by companies or residents for videoconferences, meetings, and events.
All flats have free broadband cable, WIFI and television, as well as furniture, equipped kitchen (except for the accommodation called: room) and basic kitchenware.
Talent House is not a hotel, so its rooms do not have certain cleaning and household items (wastepaper baskets, personal hygiene products, etc.) or other services such as catering, cleaning, etc.
The Talent House building offers the possibility of renting a closed parking space for both four-wheeled vehicles and two-wheeled vehicles (bicycles and motorbikes). The formalisation of the rental of parking spaces will be made by means of an annex to the accommodation rental contract. Invoicing will be treated in the same way as the check-in and check-out of the accommodation.
The building has video surveillance, identification, and access control mechanisms to guarantee your security and peace of mind.
The building has been designed following bioclimatic architecture criteria. The heating and hot water is a mixed system of photovoltaic and thermal solar panels and biomass boilers. Consumption control is monitored individually and globally.
- THE ENVIRONMENT
The Talent House building is in one of the most privileged areas of San Sebastian, in the Aiete neighbourhood, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the famous Concha Bay.
Aiete is a very quiet residential neighbourhood where housing is spaced far apart, making the neighbourhood an extensive and very green space.
The location of Talent House is ideal, due to the tranquillity of the neighbourhood, which has a residential character and is well communicated, as well as being well located, with easy access to the city centre and the beaches via a pleasant stroll or by city bus. In the surrounding area there are green areas and within walking distance is the Miramar Palace, a regular venue for congresses and conferences, and the Aiete Park itself, with cultural facilities for all ages.
The Talent House building is close to the Miramón Technology Park, one of the city's main business parks, specialising in R&D&I Centres. The building is also well connected to the other R&D&I reference point, the Ibaeta campus.
- HOW TO GET THERE
From the general bus station or the train station, both located on Paseo Federico García Lorca, 1, you have several options to go by public bus to Talent House with a bus frequency of between 10 and 30 minutes.
In less than 10 minutes’ walk you can take the BU11 or the 36 bus without transfers, although you also have the option of taking the 19 or the 45 bus. The journey time is between 10 and 20 minutes.
Walking is a nice, slightly uphill walk that will take you 30 minutes to get to Talent House from the station.
You can always take a taxi, they are located right in front of the station, and in less than 10 minutes they will drop you at the door of Talent House.