Museo de Pachacamac, Lima, Peru

The contemporary design of the Museo de Pachacamac in Lima is in perfect harmony with the territory and local ancestral culture

Museo de Pachacamac

Museo de Pachacamac is a contemporary building within the archaeological site of the ancient city of Pachacamac, southeast of Lima, on the Pacific Ocean coast. Designed by Peruvian firm Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos, the project is in line with the sacredness of the site and the topographical characteristics of the area.

The project by Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Museo de Pachacamac is the result of a dynamic combination of abstract volumes, open spaces, and outdoor paths. Visitors to the Museum also have the opportunity to see up close the temples and the main archaeological findings of the Sanctuary: buildings made of clay from 200 C.E. to the Inca settlement in 1470 C.E. blend with the colors of the desert sand and blur physical and temporal boundaries.

Museo de Pachacamac

The new building strictly respects the area occupied by the archaeological site and is articulated with an entrance area to the Museum and the Patio, a small volume for the ticket office and restrooms, ramps with outdoor paths, open spaces and green areas. All areas are arranged in a free layout and are interconnected. The complex also houses a restaurant, a café, and a bookshop.

[Text: Arianna Callocchia / Photo: Juan Solano, Cristobal Palma]

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