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Efficiency Lab for Architecture

PROJECTS MERIT

THE LIMA ART MUSEUM
NEW CONTEMPORARY ART WING
EFFICIENCY LAB FOR ARCHITECTURE
LIMA, PERU

The Exposition Palace, one of Peru's major 19th-century buildings, is the home of the Lima Art Museum, which exhibits the entire
3,000-year history of Peruvian art. This competition entry for its new
Contemporary Art Wing aims to blur the boundaries of interior and
exterior, park and museum, public and private, and infrastructural and
institutional spaces.
The design includes three below ground floors consisting of galleries,
a library, classrooms, and services, as well as a café, a public plaza, and
access to a future metro station. Quite striking and very visible above
ground is a row of nine one-story-tall, rectangular light wells, which
dominate the plaza and sculpture garden. Each light well is directly
opposite a window in the main museum. The translation of the palace's
classical architectural language into minimalist forms creates
a call-and-response between the two.
They are also a source of protected natural light for the galleries,
offering views up from the galleries to the main building, and correspondingly from the plaza into the galleries below.
Because of the main building's delicate foundation, the wing is not
allowed to touch it at any point. This design dramatizes that apartness
by introducing a rectangular, two-level-deep sunken garden between
the palace and addition that runs the length of the building. Bridges
across it extend from the museum to the plaza, and stairways down one
side lead to the levels below. The design frames views of the Exposition
Palace from the galleries, while allowing light into the two levels.
A terrace that extends out from the gallery floor is the connecting
link to the metro.

Efficiency Lab for Architecture Design Team
Aybars Asci, AIA, LEED BD+C, Steven Shimamoto
Collaborators
MALI-Lima Art Museum

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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