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Lima Museum of Art

Lima, Perú, 2016

The project is based on the evocation of certain elements and conditions present in the history of Peru’s pre-Columbian architecture and art: ramps, pure and abstract geometries, rhombuses, voids and masses.

In addition to achieving the best spatial and programmatic solution, the new building aims to generate an exterior reading from a plaza-park that is related as well to the big park for the exhibition and the pre-existing MALI building. The building creates a “spatial crack” – a linear exterior space –, separating itself from the MALI façade and the new plaza, in an act that represents a pause, respect and visual connection; a new edition of a dialogue between past-present-future.

The conceptual elements that constitute the proposal are:

1. A plaza-park with a rhombus structure that serves as a compositional-modular design element.

2. A ramp as a kind of public device that goes around and crosses the area with galleries and classrooms.

3. The “spatial crack” as a linear exterior space, a pause and distance between the pre-existing structure and the new piece.

4. The patios that provide light and connect various levels to each other and to the plaza level, living the outdoor space in an omnipresent manner.

5. A great triangular patio, a multiple-height access space comprised of brick lattice.

6. A great tree that marks the access area, emerging from the access patio and announcing “life” and activity below the park level.

7. A water band that zigzags at the edge of the plaza-garden, complementing the fountains in the park and connecting it to the new intervention.

8. A simple materiality composed of concrete, brick and steel.

Área de proyecto

6,615 sqm


Edificio público


Lima s Museum of Art




Conceptual Design

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