Museum of Art, Lima/Peru
LIMA ART BOX
international competition 2016
The purpose of a museum is to show and convey art. The exhibition space should therefore be reduced as much as possible. Ben Dieckmann pursues this approach in his design for the construction of the MALI - Museum of Art in Lima/Peru. The architecture of the LIMA ART BOX is simple, clear and rectangular.
The box is supported by two main columns, which simultaneously form the core of the building. The columns are supported by a steel construction that cantilevers 8m on all sides. The outer walls of the box support a cantilevered daylight roof whose folded construction allows the exhibition area to be covered without supports.
Below the raised exhibition area is the entrance hall and a large covered public area. Low-lying inner courtyards provide daylight for the training rooms in the first basement and create a connection to the adjoining parks and the metro station.
The museum rooms are enclosed by highly reflective metal cladding. The surface reflects the surrounding buildings and integrates the museum into the urban space. At the same time, the building's mystical science fiction look serves as a magnet for visitors.