SITUATION: Lima Art Museum, Peru. >>Open in GOOGLE MAPS
DATES: competition (2016)
CLIENT: Lima Art Museum (MALI)
ARCHITECTS: José Antonio Carbajal Navarro, José Luis Daroca Bruño, Nicolás Carbajal Ballell and Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell
COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Eva Muñoz Romero, Fernando Moreno Humanes, María Luisa Iorio and Jaime Daroca Guerrero

The proposal for the new Contemporary Art Wing for the Lima Art Museum envisions the creation of a new urban space, a public square conceived between the Palacio de la Exposición and the new access wing proposed for the extension. A space of transition and pedestrian flow linking the modified Parque de la Exposición with the park Juana Alarco Dammert, and inclusive of new pedestrian exits from the subway station of lines 2 and 3.
In order to achieve this, this new access is designed as a narrow and elongated, light, clear and transparent prism, 5 meters wide, placed parallel to the Av. Garcilaso de la Vega and in relationship, in the distance, with the neo-Renaissance orders from the old Palace. This new access place in dialogue the exits of the current museum, the public and the restricted art works and employees, and the entrance to the new Contemporary Art Wing.
The new urban space, a place of stay and crossing of various circulations in both directions, is conceived as square paved in stone that accompanied by benches and vegetation, extends to the south and east of the palace and features large circular flower beds that gather the existing trees and a water pond. These urban spaces remain outside the new closure of the Parque de la Exposición.
The new Contemporary Art Wing built on two floors below ground, stretching to the limits allowed in the competition, is designed around the glass prism that provides access. A lantern light, both at day and night, as it will allow through a void that accompanies the escalators and the excavated courtyard, the distribution of natural light inside, particularly to public visits.
In Floor -1, the public program that do not need access control is located, such as classrooms, library, shop and cafe. Both the set of classrooms and reading spaces receive daylight through rounded skylights as a starry sky, which extended in the new square and will offer a variety of materials and night lighting conditions. At its ends, the system dependencies as well as the gallery for registration and channels distribution are located. A simple and effective approach that together with the general concept of the proposal pursues a sustainable project.
In Floor -2, given its more restricted program, exhibition galleries, workshops and art preservation areas, directly related to these restricted access between the new and the old Palace building will be located.
In the interior of the Palace, in its southwest corner, we propose a refurbishment and reorganization of its interior spaces, freeing them to extend the temporary exhibition hall that now overlooks the square as well as a new relocation of the cafeteria and the current store. In this facade, platforms, ramps and stairways, facilitate entrances and exits of the Palacio de la Exposición.

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