|Prices: Concurso Nacional de Calidad Arquitectónica 2007
Colegio de Arquitectos del Perú - Celima
The original building, designed by Emilio Harth-Terré, was conceived as a massive volume that has two stories but appears to have a single, massive level.
The project works with the opposite scale: the scale is reduced (with the tripartition of levels above two floors) to avoid competing with the primary role given to the original façade. Treatment to the new façade, apparently ethereal, is conceived as a façade with an aleatory rhythm. The exterior glass screen was especially designed to create a particular rhythm of natural light and shadow in order to avoid creating the sensation of a massive weight on top of the original building, opting instead for a lighter addition.