Dramatic Juxtaposition of Old and New in a Basque Museum

architects Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
project San Telmo Museum Extension, Plaza Zuloaga, San Sebastián, Spain
written by Michael Webb


The partnership of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano was formed in 1984 and this small Madrid-based office has designed an impressive succession of museums and cultural centres, in Spain, Austria, and Germany. In Donostia-San Sebastian, a resort city in the Basque Country near the French border, the firm have restored and extended the San Telmo Museum, making a linear addition to a converted 16th-century Dominican convent.