Lima Museum of Contemporary Art Addition

2017 AIA New York Merit Award

The musical concept of Counterpoint is used as a generator for the Lima Museum of Contemporary Art. Conceived to form a spatial dialogue with the pre-existing exposition Palace, the translation of the palace’s traditional architectural language into concrete forms creates a dialogue between the two structures.

The echoes of the exposition palace resonates throughout the new extension at varying scales and levels. Looking up from the new galleries, the visitors will see the framed views of each corresponding bay of the historical facade.

The lower plaza and sculpture garden is the main promenade connecting Juana alarco de dammert Park and the underground metro station from the north to the new contemporary art wing and the exposition park to the South.

The ethos of the new wing design is to create a cultural catalyst by blurring the boundaries of interior and exterior, park and museum, public and private, and infrastructural and institutional spaces.

Efficiency Lab for Architecture