San Telmo Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

© Stefan Tuchila

The successful architectural rehabilitation and expansion project for the historical San Telmo Museum by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos emphasizes its connection with society both artistically and historically. Recognized internationally for recovering the original building to make it a contemporary work, the architects made it possible for the museum to reopen by providing a museum as well as a place to spread knowledge and create thought.

Also designed for the new museum is its extension with a new wing, under Mount Urgull along the seashore, intended to house the new cultural and commercial uses along with optimize accessibility for the public and the collections. The visual impact of the modern construction has been minimized thanks to the architects being able to work closely with artists Leopoldo Ferrán and Agustina Otero who have created a semi-plant wall covering the building with perforated steel sheets. A gallery of images taken by photographer Stefan Tuchila can be viewed after the break.

Cite: "San Telmo Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos" 18 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Martin Hedin

    It looks good. I am not a fan of the texture though, a bit arbitrary, or it is maybe me not knowing what it represents. I would like to see something more than just images though. I old boring professor told me in second year that “architecture is more than just images”.

  • Martin Hedin

    An old… ahhh 2012 and you cannot edit posts…

  • SPUD

    beautiful project.

  • Dym

    I feel itchy when I look at the texture…

  • samuel

    Those dots are such a turn off… Stop with that.