Lima Convention Center

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Other Architecture
Firm LocationMadrid, Spain
Lead ArchitectTono Fernández Usón
Design TeamLead Architects : Tono Fernández Usón, César Azcárate, Javier Álvarez de Tomás Project Management: Javier Álvarez de Tomás Architects: María Cortés Monforte, Jorge Rodríguez, Alejandra Muelas, Enrique Alonso, Adrián Jabonero, Roberto Moraga, Armide González, Nazaret Gutiérrez, María Amparo González, Lucía Chamorro, Jesús Barranco, Magdalena Ostornol, DESSIN-TECHNISCH, Borja Gómez, Pablo Viña, Luis Valverde Team Coordinator Lima: Miguel de Diego Team Coordinator Madrid: Alejandro Puerta, Carmen Camarmo, Structures: Alejandro Bernabéu, Javier Gómez, Mónica Latorre HVAC Engineering: Antonio Villanueva, Ramón Gutiérrez, Mariano Traver, Celia Monge (SOLVENTA) Lighting: Noemi Barbero Public Health Engineering: Ramón Gutiérrez, Mariano Traver, Javier Martínez (SOLVENTA) Electrical engineering: José Antonio Yubero, Luis Martín, Carlos Jiménez, José Manuel Jorge, Javier Martínez (SOLVENTA) ICT Engineering: José Antonio Yubero, José Manuel Jorge, Carlos Jiménez, Luis Martín, Javier Martínez (SOLVENTA) Acoustics: Mario Torices CAD: Óscar Martín Corpa, Carlos Mendoza, Alexander Chic, Sergio Lozana Administration: Banesa Marrero Castro Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

The project and construction of the Lima Convention Centre (LCC) is contextualized by the agreement between the Peruvian State and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to hold in Lima the 2015 Board of Governors. The Peruvian State saw this event as an opportunity to extend and improve the congressional infrastructure available in the capital of Peru. Strategically located in the Cultural Centre of the Nation (CCN) – next to the National Museum, the Ministry of Education, the new headquarters of the National Bank or the Huaca San Borja – the design of the LCC was to satisfy four strategic objectives: being a cultural and economic motor for the country, representing a meeting place at the heart of the city enrooted in the collective Peruvian culture, turning into a unique, flexible and technologically advanced architectonic landmark and finally, triggering the urban transformation of the CNN and its surroundings. The near 15,000 m2 of net area correspond to the 18 multipurpose convention halls, their sizes and proportions varying from 3,500 m2 to 100 m2, which allow for up to 10,000 people to attend simultaneous events. The rest of the programme fills a total built up area of 86,000 m2.