Archaeological remains of the old Jesuit cloister have been found in the studies carried out in the vicinity of the buildings, which will be revalued through the excavation and opening of the public space, occupying a central role on the site and fragmenting the architectural complex. This feature will still have a strong presence and its former role will become an inexorable memory. The unifying element will be the knowledge and research substrate of culture over time. This space will create an environment to embrace the contents of the program and highlight its worthiness, without limiting it. The result: a continuous, flexible, free and configurable route that will connect the urban area and the history, with nature and landscape, through the trace of the past, the ruin. Despite the fragmented vision, the “user” will wander between the new and the old and will gradually discover each space and vision of the whole through the terraced garden that surrounds it.

Conceptual drawing for Collegium by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
In Collegium, the architectural complex takes the scale and density of the historic city and the concept of clogging the interstitial space of the old cloister. The present and past are unified and observed from one another.

Conceptual drawing for Collegium by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
The center is expecting the conditioning of 15,000 m² (161,458 square foot) overall, including 5,600 m² (60,277 square foot) only for exhibition space and furnishing the building with a series of facilities which will hold a wide array of practices transforming how we experience art in the 21st Century.

Aerial render of the entire complex
Exhibition Views