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.
Costa Mar Offices in Lima, Peru by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
October 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Following an international competition RBTA will design an iconic office building in San Isidro, Lima’s business district for Peruvian Real Estate Developer LIDER.
RBTA design expresses and encourages the dynamic business activity of San Isidro district.
The scheme will provide 15,000 sqm of flexible efficient office space over 18 floors and 10,000 sqm underground car park to accommodate 301 cars over 9 floors.
The vertical gate-shape of this corner building is emphasized by a vertical “scar” on the glazed main façade.
The double height entrance lobby includes a small business centre, a shop and direct access to the car park.
Floors from 2 to 13 provide flexible space free of internal columns that allows subdivision into four offices of approximately 250 sqm. The load transfer at floor 14, allows the distribution into two large units. We have reserved a special distribution for floor 15 to accommodate a cafeteria with a large lounge terrace offering panoramic views of the city of Lima, board meeting rooms and reception area. Alternatively board meetings could be replaced by a fitness club. Top floors can accommodate one or two offices.
The serigraphed glass façade permits maximum natural daylight penetration thus reducing energy consumption. The scheme, designed to be highly energy efficient, targets LEED Core & Shell label.