Rehabilitation of the Colegio de Huérfanos into a Cultural Centre in Málaga, Spain.

Competition of Ideas: 1st prize, 1996 | Completion: 2001 | Client: Municipality of Torremolinos | Building contractor: FCC S.A. | Cost: 4,5 Mio. Euro | Surface: 6.000 qm | Partners: Empty S.L., Pedro Morales, Arturo López-Bachiller | Constr. Eng.: José Antonio Valdés | Consultants: NB35, JG | Collaborators: Arianna Della Marina, arch.

The former school for orphans of railroad-employees had to be converted into a cultural centre by the municipality of Torremolinos. The listed building of the Spanish Modernism was erected in the years from 1933 to 1936. Today the two-storey building houses the municipal, cultural and exhibition spaces, a library, an archive for magazines and the College for Tourism as a part of the Alcalá de Henares University.