Lima above Lima By Luis delgado, Syra Alvarez, Patricia Caldas, Christian Dongo, Yonatan Jara, David Montoya, Billy Estrada, Liz

Lima above Lima

​​By Luis delgado, Syra Alvarez, Patricia Caldas, Christian Dongo, Yonatan Jara, David Montoya, Billy Estrada, Lizbeth Taipicuri, Madei Choque, Fabio Pampañaupa, Soveyda Avila & Loani Pinto


Architecture, city and landscape above  Lima: 
A neighborhood for students

The rapid urban development in Lima has currently reducing the growing areas in almost all of its three valleys. 
The process of consolidation of these sectors took over thirty years and even today there are  medium size buildings, unfinished and alternately other buildings with mixed uses like housing and trading.
In its beginnings  this area as part of the "cone north” of Lima, belonged to one of the main expansion areas  of the city.
This area currently holds a population of middle class that lives in buildings for mainly two or more families as  extensions of the core family house.

The selected area is neighbor with two universities campus  and presents the opportunity of take advantage of this potential designing for enhance the room facilities to the student population. 
The proposal for a neighborhood on the town, mainly aimed for students, is not only an alternative to attend the demand, but  a home student temporary and an area close to the study centres,  with characteristics of a quiet and secure and with attached facilities; but also it offers an alternative to the densification, contributing to the sustainability of the city as a whole.
The idea of neighborhood and not detached house allows testing in the air of buildings that offer the best features of expansion: one continuous  over the city, fitted with terrace, green areas treated, spaces of sun and shadow, a " topography "created by differences between the last of existing roofing nivesles. In a nutshell a proposal for architecture, city and landscape over the city.

Units of housing for students are rooms for one or two people, built in Metsä W​ood system, which may develop its application in the local environment using the important variety of wood species that provides the Peruvian amazon forest and leading to an important market appropriate for  sub tropical weather countries and tropical humid wet like Peru, Ecuador and Brazil.​

City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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