At the request of the Cultural Heritage Office of the Community of Madrid, the restoration project was designed for all the elements and materials that make up the public area staircase of the School of Mining Engineering of Madrid building. The aim of this project was the conservation of this area designed by the architect Velázquez Bosco at the end of the 19th century.
In the room housing the staircase, there are a wide range of materials and decorative techniques used for the wall coatings: these include marble-like plaster used in the skirting board, flocking paper and the wall canvas decorating its facings and roof, and the gypsum trims and decorations with a mock wood and metal appearance.
The staircase itself, made in metals and wood with modernist decoration, had been repainted several times and had lost its shine and original appearance. The project also included the restoration of hand-made carpets, intervention on the main light fittings and the wall lamps, including the existing commemorative plaques. This meant that the staircase and its decorative elements were comprehensively redesigned.
The restoration works were finally completed between the months of July and October 2019 and were managed by the curator-restorer Elsa María Soria Hernanz.