The company strengthens its ties with the Museum and with the preservation of the historical and artistic legacy

OHLA collaborates with the Museo Nacional del Prado in the restoration of the North Patio of the Villanueva building and the recovery of a collection of 20 unique reliefs

March 8, 2024

On the right, Tomás Ruiz, Managing Director of OHLA, accompanied by the management team and part of the Museum's technical team.

The architectural refurbishment of the Patio Norte and the recovery of a series of 20 reliefs dating from the time of Frederick II (1194-1250) is the new collaboration signed between OHLA and the Museo Nacional del Prado. The initiative is part of the commitment of the company, an international benchmark in infrastructure, in favor of the preservation of historical and artistic heritage and involves the exhibition, for the first time, of the sculptural collection belonging to the Museum’s collection.

The project to recover the space located in the Villanueva building and the sculpture collection was presented at an inaugural ceremony attended by Javier Solana, President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo Nacional del Prado, and Miguel Falomir, Director of the institution, as well as representatives of the technical team responsible for carrying out the project. OHLA was represented by its Manager Director, Tomás Ruiz, who did not hesitate to point out the incalculable value for the company of “taking care of the historical and cultural heritage”. This is demonstrated by the countless construction and rehabilitation projects that OHLA has carried out around the world, such as the Centro Canalejas Madrid, the Teatro Real and the Teatro del Liceu in Spain, the construction of the National Archaeological Museum of Peru (MUNA), the Corbin Building in New York, and the National Theater in Prague.


OHLA’s second collaboration with the Prado

OHLA’s commitment to culture extends beyond its activities as a construction company. This is attested to by the company’s relationship with the Prado Museum, the origin of which was the sponsorship in 2022 of the renovation of Room 39 of the Villanueva building, which made it possible to restore the large central window that articulates the southern wall of the room, and to recover the spirit conceived by its architect, Juan de Villanueva.