Lima’s dry and mild climate enables to design office buildings without door public spaces. The design process starts researching local climatic types, finding in the porches of the traditional haciendas —for example the Larco Museum loggia— located along Rimac riverside a very valuable reference. The project articulates office spaces along outdoor elevated wide corridors covered in bouganville where all the social interaction of the building takes place.
Lima’s building culture has a material palette where thermal inertia plays an important role, from the traditional earth and adobe brickwalls to the industrially produced concrete-block walls. The structure of the building is built in exposed concrete which gives thermal inertia to its interior and which enables passive climate control. The structural system also meets the seismic requirements Lima’s geology demands.
DRAWINGS AND THERMODYNAMICS
Localización; Lima, Perú
Superficie Construida: 15.350m²
Arquitectos: TAAs+ Javier García-Germán
Equipo: Alia García-Germán, Francisco Bassi, Justo Díaz, Luis Ecea, Marta Villar
Arquitectos Locales: Michelle Prutschi (MPW arquitectura)
Consultores: JG Ingenieros Peru
Aparejador: JG Ingenieros Peru
Presupuesto: 27.800.000,00 soles peruanos