LIMA ART MUSEUM
Extension of the Lima Art Museum: new área for contemporary art
Location: Lima, Peru
Client: Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)
1 PROJECT - 3 CONCEPTS
THE CONCEPT OF THE PARK: WITH URBAN VOCATION
The proposal for the reorganization of the Exhibition Park has been taken as an urban opportunity, which goes beyond its limits, proposing a system of bands that allows the creation of a series of large vegetable and pedestrian priority corridors along the the entire city of Lima, and connecting different public spaces from Rimac, through the Historic Center, to the Reserve Park.
THE CONCEPT OF PLAZA: THE CONTACT BETWEEN CITY, PARK, AND ART
The proposed square, which occupies practically all of the given surface, is integrated into the system of plant corridors proposed at the urban level, and its location has been understood not only as a connection point between the city and the park, but also as an opportunity to introduce art to the city.
The square is made up of two bands, one on the west perimeter of the park as a vegetal filter formed by geometric flowerbeds, and another with different masses of trees whose separation allows generating different qualifications of public space within a single urban space that develops on a slight slope that descends from the south and north ends to the access point to the new extension of the MALI, on this point there is a cover-parasol, from also there is access to the new metro station.
THE MUSEUM CONCEPT: THE 21ST CENTURY MALI
The expansion of the MALI has been thought as an opportunity to complement the spaces that the museum currently lacks. The Palace of the Exhibition, a 19th century building, is capable of housing the type of art that was conceived for this type of space, that is, all art prior to the 20th century, but it lacks spaces for other types of contemporary installations that require very different spaces. The aim of the proposal is to provide MALI with a new space with a spatial qualification that not only allows the exhibition of all kinds of artistic pieces or installations, but also invites artists to create specific works for that space.