Derek Porter Studio collaborated with Bernheimer Architecture on an international design competition in Lima Peru – a new Contemporary Art wing for the Museum of Art (MALI). This addition is primarily subterranean and conceived as a social connection between park, museum and city in addition to satisfying institutional programming interests. Building massing is reductive; playing on solid and void dichotomies that anchor the site, define new entry and support passive ventilation as well as disbursement of natural light to underground spaces. Careful consideration was given to natural phenomena intrinsic to this geographic region – air, light, moisture – and time based transitions that would leave lasting impressions on the museum goers sensorial experience. 

Architect: Berheimer Architecture
Lighting Designer: Derek Porter Studio and Arup
Landscape Architect: Local Office Landscape
Environmental Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Silman
Renderings and Diagrams: Bernheimer Architecture

Lima, Peru
65,000 sq/ft new construction addition