French Institute of Andean Research / Roman Bauer Arquitectos + ESARQUITECTURA Atelier
Textual content description offered by the architects. Two buildings make up the brand new headquarters of IFEA: a monumental home, preserved by means of structural reinforcement, the place administrative places of work, the bookstore, and the cafeteria are situated; and a brand new constructing, on a small rear plot, which homes the library on the primary flooring and analysis places of work on the second stage. An current patio backyard capabilities as a threshold between them, extending the connection with the road by means of a lateral entry gallery.
This previous patio backyard, situated within the heart of the plot and the place a big palm tree is preserved, is established as the principle public assembly house from which entry is gained to the bookstore, cafeteria, and library. The library on the primary stage of the brand new constructing has a double-height studying room and zenithal lighting, designed as a versatile house utilizing sliding panels that enable it to be remodeled into a tutorial occasions room. Its helpful assortment of over 80,000 volumes is contained in compact cabinets inside a protecting concrete case.
On prime of this base, an opaque quincha quantity emerges, containing scientific analysis rooms on the second flooring, naturally illuminated and ventilated by zenithal skylights, attribute gadgets of conventional buildings in Lima, designed on this case to adapt to prevailing winds and to not be perceived from the road, thus preserving the presence of the heritage home. The structuring of the higher half is achieved with picket frames of the quincha panels, which assist the roof, made from mounted plates on double beams of laminated wooden and post-tensioned with metal cables, to cowl vital spans and to attain extra environment friendly and rational use of wooden.
The improved quincha consists of intertwined caña brava lined in mud, reusing the soil from excavations and the dismantled adobes from the identical place, and lightened with straw to cut back its weight. This provides it combined properties of insulation and thermal inertia. The concrete was poured into formwork panels made from recovered picket slats from pre-existing buildings on the positioning, leaving their mark to suggest their tectonics and reminiscence.
The venture stands out for the usage of improved conventional development methods, which contribute to and supply continuity not solely to the constructed heritage within the monumental space of Barranco, Lima but additionally to the data and development trades which might be in peril of extinction regardless of being very related to the local weather and seismicity of the Peruvian coast.
The constructing has been carried out below rigorous standards of environmental sustainability by means of the usage of supplies comparable to caña, mud, stone, and wooden, with very low environmental affect, along with the reuse of areas and supplies, in addition to an understanding of the photo voltaic path and winds of the place to make use of passive mechanisms of climatization. The venture was awarded the Nationwide Hexagon Metal Award on the XIX Biennial of Peruvian Structure 2022, in addition to being a finalist on the Quito Biennial 2022 and for the Oscar Niemeyer Award 2022.