Rebuilding on the same site allowed the building to reorder a layout that grew without an apparent programmatic order over time; the reorganization determined the new building would host curriculum administration (previously scattered around the campus), as well as the main entrance to the campus, replacing precarious circulation and a few classrooms.
The volume surveys its surrounding iconic elements, which then influence the final design: a rusty steel pediment faces the patina-ed brick of the square's Cathedral. On the opposite axis, a deciduous plant wall accompany the greenery of the main square. This intersection forms a double height space that houses an image of the Virgin Mary (after whom the school is named), in a sort of "urban grotto".
Architects: Surco, Juan Paulo and Felipe Alarcón Carreño
Promoter: Reconstruction Plan of the Ministry of Education
Land area: 367,7 square metres
Built surface: 735,4 square metres
Year of project: 2011
Year of construction: 2011