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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Chan Chan Visitor Center in Trujillo, Peru by Utopus studio

 
June 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Utopus studio

The visitors’ center serves as an entry and educational center for the archaeological site of Chan Chan, an ancient city that was once the capital of the Chimor Kingdom (4th to 11th century) that existed along the north coast of South America. The visitors’ center is located at the entrance of the Tschudi Palace, the only palace open to visitors among the other eight palaces of the ancient city of Chan Chan.

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

  • Architects: Utopus studio
  • Project: Chan Chan
  • Location: Chan-Chan Ruins, Trujillo, Peru
  • Date: 1998
  • Client: National Institute of Culture (Instituto Nacional de Cultura)
  • Area: 625 sqm
  • Materials: adobe, wood, cane, earth, brick, gravel and ceramic
  • Program: ramps, courtyard, tickets booth, exhibition galleries, cafeteria, and shops
  • Software used: CAD and free hand drawings

The program includes parking, landscaping , a courtyard, ticket booth, exhibition galleries, cafeteria and shops. The building is schematically organized by a pair of overlapping and rotating congruent grids. The resulting overlap created designates the openings along the wall which are in alignment with the equinox and solstices, framing views towards the archaeological site. Additionally, a reinterpretation of the traditional construction materials such as mud brick, stone, wood and cane allows the building to interact with the history of its surrounding area.

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

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Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

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Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

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Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

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