Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús - Museum

The Church is located in the Casco Antiguo of the City of Panama. In 1769, it housed the headquarters of the Royal and Pontifical University of San Javier, founded by Jesuits. Towards the end of the 19th century, the building suffered a fire and subsequent earthquake, which severely damaged its roof and structure. In order to enhance this Heritage Site, there are plans to incorporate new areas with suitable spaces for the exhibition of Jesuit cultural heritage.

Architect Andres Schulman carries out the Concept Design for the new Museum as a UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) Urban Architecture Restoration Expert. The proposed building has a contemporary design, with a lightweight and transparent structure to accommodate the new exhibition halls, located separately from the original walls of the old Church. The vertical circulation in the building and support areas are also resolved as separate elements in a lateral existing structure, which is connected to the main building through bridges.