Abade de Baçal Secondary School, which was part of the second phase of school building in Portugal, was opened in 1962. Originally built as an Industrial and Business School, it consisted of three buildings linked by interior and exterior galleries.
In the intervention, new teaching spaces were installed in a new body which also houses the administration offices and the new laboratories and IT rooms and links to the new gym/sports pavilion and respective shower/changing rooms.
The main building houses the classrooms, a small lecture theatre and the teachers work rooms. In the building between the main building and the workshop block the library was installed in the former gym; it also houses the student’s social space, the school shop and the canteen. The workshop block continues to house workshop spaces and visual art classrooms. The school grounds were remodelled to allow for the practice of diverse sports and outdoor amphitheatre was also built.