Production . Research . Art presents itself as a new detonator, which integrates and renders active the municipality of Arévalo and its history. Within a historic site declared cultural heritage, we decided to link the historic buildings through new smaller scale volumes to host the Adrastrus Collection. The historic memory provided by the cultural patrimony of the Ávila Province, is based on official scriptures which describe Arevalo’s seventeenth century Jesuit complex. These scriptures mention of the plan of the old Real Colegio del Espiritu Santo de la Compañía de Jesús in Salamanca as a precedent for the building’s plan. From this we developed a hypothesis of the compound’s layout, where the church and the college are mediated through the central cloister, the same element which is repurposed for a contemporary use in our architectural proposal. With this proposal different historic buildings are connected to new additions of a smaller scale. The result is a patchwork of experiences between the old and the new in which the visitor discovers each space of the complex little by little mediated by a landscaped garden. The building then assumes and emulates the density of the historic town through a strategy of a contemporary use of the cloister. Thought the spaces, past and present engage in dialogue and synthesize in a concrete act of architectural intervention. Despite the fragmented vision of the ensemble, the result is continuous amidst the new and the ancient. The visitor will discover each space and envision the complex as a whole while traversing the multi-leveled garden that surrounds it. In this project, the ensemble takes upon the scale and density of the historic city and the concept of silting the interstitial space of the ancient cloister. Present and past merge spatially, and observe each other from one another.