Corte Superior de Justicia

#15 Former University of Cuenca Building, present day Supreme High Court. Calles Mariscal Sucre and Luis Cordero.

The building was designed by Quito architect Francisco Espinosa Acevedo for the University of Cuenca in 1926-1929. It was sold by the University to the Supreme High Court in 1953. 

The thick walls are made of brick and finely worked marble. The polychrome brass of the ceilings was imported from France and the stained glass windows from Belgium.

Located beyond the entrance hall is a central courtyard, with interior spaces of three levels of porticoed galleries. The courtyard serves an additional function as the foyer to the old University Theatre known as the Sucre Theatre, which is also accessed from an alley-way off Sucre Street.