Iconic Elemantary School
The Metallic Building, an iconic educational center in the vicinity of green parks and historic buildings, is the common name for the Buenaventura Corrales Elementary School in downtown San Jose Costa Rica. This school building is made out of 1000 tons of metal and was manufactured in Belgium. At the time of its completion, it became Central American first metallic building, hence the name.
Since its beginnings, the Metallic Building was never meant to be unpretentious. On the contrary, its magnificent beauty and the exaggerated costs were meant to show the Costa Ricans how important education is in a free society. Today it is an emblem to the country’s liberal educational revolution that took place during the late XIX century.