Emergency staircase in a 19th century school building.

Cities get old and so do their buildings. One of the main works of the architect nowadays is to intervene in historical sites: old buildings need to be used and be adapted to new regulations in order to keep existing. This small but carefully thought project does just that: introduce a new architectural element, an emergency staircase, within a building from the 19th century. The result is an architectural and materiality dialogue between opposites that allows past and present to coexist in harmony.