Extension Art Museum MALI
Competition- Honourable Mention
Honorary mention among 387 entries from 56 countries in the architecture contest for the New Contemporary Art Wing and the school of the Art Museum in Lima (MALI). The design consists of a half-buried platform that serves as a stage for performances and exhibitions. The classrooms have natural lighting and acts as a filter for the exhibition rooms. The exhibition space is a large gallery whose spatial structure is analogous to that of a basilica and it is illuminated by four light domes and by the lateral ones generating conditions of perception of the exposed art. It is a public building which as well serves as a square, where passers-by and visitors to the museum and park pass on or through it. Its surface is covered by a large mosaic, in the traditional style of inner courtyards and public squares of Lima.