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.
UPC Campus San Miguel in Lima, Peru by Franco Vella Oficina de Arquitectura
April 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Franco Vella Oficina de Arquitectura
An assignment for the architectural design of a new University Campus for the UPC in the district of San Miguel, in a plot located in the intersection of two important avenues within the district, was received.
University Campus is 7 storeys high and has 33,000 m2 of built-up area in the district of San Miguel in Lima, Peru.
We designed a semi-circular shaped building with a radius of 56.00 meters. The upper part has seven storeys; located in the first floor are the cafeteria and television studio areas, etc.
The main entrance is located in the corner formed by the avenues La Marina and Escardó. The building is accessed through a portico that is 12.00 meters wide, controlled through a booth. You immediately enter a great free area consisting of a flat square, with trees, benches, a fountain and a light roof, followed by an inclined plane, covered with artificial turf which leads to the lower part of a gallery of stands that act as the base of building 2.
This building has on its right side an auditorium with a capacity for an audience of 238 spectators and may be accessed also from the flat square in upper level using the existing stairs, as well as from the parking lot located in the basement.
Continuing with building 2, in the second level we find a big free space with removable divisors for working stations for full time teachers and the diverse career directors. The classrooms and laboratories will be located from the third level onwards. The roof of the last floor, the seventh one, has been designed as a terrace for the student use, with benches, flower boxes and toilets.
Building 1 has 4 basements and seven rectangular shaped storeys, with optimum orientation (South-West – North-East), and will be occupied in its first two storeys by administrative areas; while the other five levels will be completely occupied by classrooms, laboratories and workshops. The distribution of the space floor is thought as a ring in which centre will be located two courtyards of also rectangular shape, to achieve an adequate interior illumination of the whole space.
Building 3 is located on the right side of the main square, in which the admissions, documents and certificates and student attention offices are housed in the first floor. The library which has three storeys also occupies part of this floor.
Some technical details:
Elevators have been designed for connecting floors and stairs to facilitate the movement of users of each building.