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  7. Refurbishment of Deusto University / ACXT

Refurbishment of Deusto University / ACXT

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2012
Refurbishment of Deusto University / ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida de las Universidades, 24, University of Deusto, Campus Bilbao, 48007 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Diego Rodríguez Segura
  • Project Manager

    Pilar Mateo Martínez
  • Project Architects

    Helena Sá Marques, Marina Ajubita
  • Area

    1012709.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT © Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT © Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT © Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT + 48

  • Structures

    Mar Mayo, Miguel Ángel Corcuera, Gorka Uría
  • Cost Manager

    Jorge Lores
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT

Text description provided by the architects. The University of Duesto decided to renew its Central Building, known as "La Literaria" (The Literary). This aim of this refurbishment project undertaken within the framework of the Strategic Plan (2011-2014) has been to achieve professional excellence while offering a better service to students and society as a whole.

© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT

ACXT was awarded the contract for the project. The works commenced in 2011 and have recently been completed.

© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT

The main objective of the architectural design was to respect and enhance the spatial, aesthetical and functional qualities of the original building, designed by the architect Francisco de Cubas in 1886, and declared a monument of cultural interest.

© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT
© Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT

The decision to renew the central building has meant the restoration of the galleries on the noble floors, as a fundamental element of reference, coupled with the symbolic nature of the space of the cloisters and the semi-interior space that has been achieved by the construction of two new ceilings covering the courtyard; making this, the new nerve centre of university life on the campus of Duesto.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Refurbishment of Deusto University / ACXT" 02 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/347747/refurbishment-of-deusto-university-acxt/> ISSN 0719-8884
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