Asunción de Cuestablanca School is one of the most significant works of Miguel Fisac, one of Spain's most singular architects of the past century. The school was built in 1965 and is made up of several halls built in exposed concrete and covered bone beams. The halls are joined by ramps that communicate different levels while the classrooms are staggered to obtain interesting independent views. The School commissioned us to update the school’s image, to renovate areas that were worn out and to improve some areas that were not fit for purpose.
One of the main challenges we encountered was the minor refurbishments that the school had uncdergone over the past decades. They were executed without a common leitmotiv and with little respect for Fisac’s work.
The incorporation of sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials, natural wood and the use of colours to help students navigate the floors and classrooms, were key to achieve the project's goals and to reach perfect harmony with the existing architecture.