Rua de Santiago 18
In 1972, with the promise of support from Lucinda Godinho, Ar.Co looks around in Lisbon for facilities in which to house its school project. The space selected - Rua de Santiago, 18 - is a palace of the 17th-18th Centuries at the centre of the hill of Castelo de S. Jorge, property of the Formosinho Sanches family. The necessary teaching licences and permits arrive in 1972 and the remodelling works start immediately, under the coordination of Fernando Varanda. The school opens to the public on the 19th of February of 1973.