Universidad del Pacifico’s new facility is a result of a plan of physical expansion and infrastructure improvement that started in 2009. This new building will not only increase the areas dedicated to classes by adding new classrooms, but also will allow UP to start a series of activities related to arts and culture.
This new building has been designed as a campus built around a circular space on 5 levels. Here, the Economics Specialty for Pre grade will be developed.
The proximity of this building to the University Campus allows students use some areas of the main venue, such as: the library, computer labs, workshops, staff rooms and recreation areas. Also, the auditorium, magna classrooms and showrooms of the new building will be available.
The project is located in an area of 2,000 m2 and 100% of the building is destined for educational purposes. The first floor are located the reception hall, exhibition areas and a cafeteria. On the second floor you can find the administrative offices and classrooms.
Finally, from the third to the fifth floor are located more classrooms and two lecture halls. On the first, second and third basement the areas for the auditorium and parking are located.
On the fourth basement you find service and parking areas, on basements 5 and 6 also parking areas and finally, basement 7 is designated for technical areas.
The building is articulated at all levels through some vertical circulation cores; one with three lifts, a load elevator and 6 stairs. These ladders are used for evacuation routes.
This new building complies with all the environmental requirements of an eco-friendly facility, which complies with all the requirements related to use of water, electricity, among others.
Architectural features of this multifunctional building include soundproofing systems in all spaces; a vertical central space with elliptical forms which converge to the horizontal circulation; and a dynamic façade with insulated glass equipped with LED light, making it seem to float on a water surface.
Additionally, all classrooms are equipped with multimedia systems, automated illumination regulated with automatic curtains, and a flexible interior format to allow for different types of functional use in the same space.
Location: Lima, Peru
Area: 17,682 m2
Cost: 20 million USD
Construction Firm: Graña y Montero S.A.
Photo: Juan Solano