Edificio della settimana – 1


Lugar De La Memoria (Luogo della memoria) by Barclay & Crousse, Lima, Perù.

Scrive Wallpaper* [Ottobre 2014, p. 85]:

In 2010, the Commission for Truth, led by Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, launched a national architecture competition for «a place for the reconciliation of Peruvians», a memorial to the bloody conflict that tore apart the country from 1980 to 2000. First place was awarded to celebrated Lima-based practice Barclay & Crousse, headed up by Sandra Barclay and Jean-Pierre Crousse. Their proposal was brought to life over the following four years and opened this summer. Overlooking the bay of Lima and echoing pre-Colombian architecture with its open air terraces, the Lugar de la Memoria (Place of Memory) houses a theatre, auditorium, research study centre and exhibition spaces.