The challenge of the competition was to create an office building that contemplate the needs of a regular corporative space, but mainly, serve as an ecological example of how architecture could be an example of ecology.
The site was located in Miraflores District, Lima – Peru. The deployment of the building took into account the shape of the terrain and the construction of two buildings on the East and West facades. Therewith, we decided to do two structural blind side gables working as boundaries on each side.
The project is distributed: on the ground floor there`s a large hall receiving the visitors and leading them to the elevators or the restaurant; on the first floor, 4 conferences rooms; 24 modular offices composes the typical floors; on the underground, there are 100 parking spaces destinated to vehicles, plus 70 parking spaces for bicycles (all the parking spaces can be increased with the project of more undergrounds, if necessary); and on the flat floor, a gym, a cafeteria, a swimming pool and a lounge garden end the building.
Some LEED requirements contemplated: alternative transportation, bike rental and dressing rooms for the occupants; alternative transportation, use of low emission vehicles, parking spaces for vehicles with low emission of polluting gases; alternative transportation, parking area; light pollution reduction, with horizontal brises in the north facade and light shelves that reflect sunlight and help to save energy; efficient use of water in landscaping, using graywater for irrigation; reduction of water consumption, using vegetation adapted to the climate to reduce irrigations, reuse wastewater to flush toilets and to clean common areas; local generation of renewable energy, use elevators that generate green energy when use gravity to climb the cabin with little load or down when heavily loaded; green energy, solar panels on the roof; facades with high performance glazing with low solar factor and high light transmission that provides thermal and acoustic comfort.
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