Refurbishment of Deusto University

Refurbishment of Deusto University

Lead architect

Diego Rodríguez Segura

Location

Avenida de las Universidades, 24, Campus Bilbao, University of Deusto, 48014 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

43.27056327524771 | -2.937517762184143

Project area

1012709 m2

Photography

Aitor Ortiz

Structure

Mar Mayo, Miguel Ángel Corcuera, Gorka Uría

Elevation
Floor plan
Cross section
Environmental diagram

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.

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

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.

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.