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ARCHITECTS FROM LIMA
51-1 is another way of referring to Lima (it is actually Lima's dialling code) and in many ways our work is deeply connected to this city and its highly distinct conditions.

ENVIRONMENT
The temperature never rises above 28°C or falls below 14°C; architecture does not need to create thermal insulation. It has a predominantly cloudy sky that diffuses light, and a sun that leans northward in winter and southward in summer, making daytime hours the same all year round. Architecture does not require a determinant orientation, nor major shadows or light. It never rains and there are no storms, so the architecture does not need to take precautions towards water, equally, this means that green areas are not taken for granted, and are a precious asset. Lima is a desert that took 1000 years of irrigation to be converted into a green valley; nevertheless, in the last 50 years it has been entirely urbanized over a concrete slab. In Lima, an architecture that generates green spaces is not a silly fashion, but as necessary as a toilet.

ECONOMY
Construction (and all the economy) had been stagnant for decades, but since founding 51-1 (2005) it has grown 15% per year in an exponential real-estate boom. In recent years, there has been a lot of work available in Lima, however with construction budgets that are less than half those of our neighbouring countries, our architecture needs to be ingenious and recursive to solve its materiality. Having developed in an intensely informal culture (60%), the capacity to adapt has proven much more important than the efficiency of getting from A to B. Due to this, together with the absence of weather restrictions, we focus on generating a strong conceptual framework related to the program and context, so as to maintain the integrity of each of our projects.

AGENDA
In Lima, the private world is dominant, not only in the prospect of generating commissions, but also in the general idea of privatizing everything. As architects, we find ourselves constantly struggling for public space and even against public institutions (!). The defence of the common good is not assured by the regulations and most of the time, it is only supported by our ability to create it through our projects. In the context within which we work, we've found that it is essential to have an agenda that not only defines a work ethic, but that equally acts as a fundamental creative tool.

ROLE
Instead of specialising, it is our interest to expand the range of our work in all directions, simultaneously: Urban Planning, Design, Teaching, Landscaping, Activism, Construction, Art, Real Estate Promotion, the hectare scale (1:10000) and the millimetre scale (1:1), the commercial order and the pro-bono, a lot of humour, and research, a lot of research! We only know how to get there working as a team. 51-1 strives to be more than the sum of its individual parts; it aims for the unification of the team and is constantly developing a working method as opposed to a style. The team is not only local and in-house, but also works with strong collaborations from all over, especially with the fellow bases of the collective Supersudaca.





OFFICE PROFILE


51-1 is an architecture studio based in Peru (51), Lima (1).
Since its founding in 2005, they have worked on dozens of projects worthy of awards and recognitions, with their work being published in the most relevant international journals. In 2013, they were selected for the III Latin American Architecture Biennale in Pamplona and in 2014 for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize. Currently, they work on projects in Peru as well as in Ecuador, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

51-1 is one of the studios that make up the collective Supersudaca (supersudaca.org), who have bases (in addition to Peru) in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Belgium and the Netherlands. As members of Supersudaca, they cooperate actively in research, workshops, lectures and design projects all over the world. They have received important recognitions such as First Prize in the IV Iberoamerican Architecture Biennale (2004), for the research on Lima’s Experimental Housing Project (PREVI), and Best Entry Award at II International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2005), for the study on Massive Tourism impact in the Caribbean. In 2009, ICON magazine considered them among `the 20 architects that will change the future’.

51-1’s offices are located in a classic modernist building overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Miraflores (Lima, Peru). There, partners Cesar Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao & Manuel de Rivero, lead a team of 12-16 people in a structure of project leaders, designers, interns and administratives.


Watch a film of selected 51-1 projects



TEAM:


Partners:
Cesar Becerra / Fernando Puente Arnao / Manuel de Rivero

Collaborators:
Bruce Wong / Karina Leon / Daniel Aristizabal / Milagros Ingunza / Guiseli Huaripuma / Alonso Lozano / Gabriel Vergara / Marco Bautista / Renzo Gallese

Previous Collaborators:
Eduardo Pelaez / Favio Chumpitaz / Paulo Afonso / Diego Contreras / Militza Carrillo / Noelia Gutierrez / Genaro Alva / Fabricio Torres / Mauricio Gilbonio / Sara Gagliarini / Juan Carlos Fajardo / Cecilia Antunez de Mayolo / Lionel Brancatti / Rosa Aguirre / Manuel Carbajal / Rosa María Rojas / Carolina Wimpon / Davila Avila / Edison Cueva / Saory Nishimazuruga / Flavio Vila / Federica Padovani  / Daniel Yep / Monica Freundt / Andres Luque / Carolina Silva / Maria Bendezu / Renata Rojas / Jose Zelaya / Ximena Peña / Fiorella Pinillos / Carlos Baluarte / Margarita Macera / Sandro Casanova / Javier Saavedra / Karol Avila / Juan Zegarra / Carla Abarca / Liz Ramirez / Luis Ramos / Katherine Huaman / Cynthia Estremadoyro / Angelica Piazza / Fernando Tuesta / Itala Sanchez / Eduardo Acuña / Daniel Sosa / Martin Cajade / Jose Luis Ypanaque / Karen Villanueva / Fernando Morales / Yeremi Murillo / Jonnathan Maza / Gianfranco Palomino / Erika Caballero / Daizuke Izumi / Marc Samaniego / Andres Salcedo / Franco Vergaray.

Interns 2005-2017:
Francisco Masgo / Franco Haymes / Diego Rozas / Johanna Agustini / Mario Gaberscik / Augusta Pastor / Angie Ferrero / Olga Castañeda / Bastian Muller / Anthony Delporte / Eliana Henao / Elena Del Prete / Vanessa Leon / Betsabé Gutierrez / Diana Seclen / Romina Rios / Yanet Espillco / Dora Abad / Linda Velasquez / Andrea Rodriguez / Amed Aguilar / Andrea Benavides / Diana Egusquiza / Belen Scudere / José Panduro / Antony Tafur / Ernesto Flechelle / Luciana Morey / Brunella Rabanal / Franco Siu / Nella Ramos.



PROJECT LIST:

YEAR         

PROJECT                                                                                               

STATUS                                                                                               

CATEGORY

2017

KALBA CULTURAL CENTER / Sharjah, UAE

In process

Public

2017

AGROVILLAS

In process

Studies

2017

CASA CANTERA / Cieneguilla, Lima

In process

Houses

2016

ESCUELA DE GASTRONOMIA PUCP / Lima, Peru

In process

Public

2016

LIBRERÍA BABEL

Built

Commercial

2016

CASA ROSA CANINA

In process

Houses

2016

500 GRADOS / San Isidro, Lima

Under construction

Commercial

2016

CENTRO CULTURAL PEDRO DE OSMA / Barranco, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2016

MALI EXTENSION / Lima, Peru

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2016

CASA DEL JARDIN LARGO / San Isidro, Lima

Under construction

Houses

2016

PENSION BREÑA / Lima, Peru

In process

Collective Housing

2016

HOTEL EN MANTA

In process

Commercial

2015

UNIVERSIDAD DE GASTRONOMIA / St. Maria del Mar, Lima

In process

Public

2015

EL SUEÑO

Built

Installation

2015

CENTRO CULTURAL BRITANICO / La Molina, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Commercial

2015

CASA FORTALEZA / Surco, Lima

In Process

Houses

2015

CLUB CHAO / Trujillo, Perú

Competition Preliminary Design

Masterplan

2015

CLUB HOUSE RINCONADA / La Molina, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Masterplan

2015

LOFTS FUGAZ

Preliminary Design

Collective Housing

2015

ESPACIO ASIA / Asia, Lima, Peru

Preliminary Design

Commercial

2014-16

HOTEL PARQUE CENTRAL / Miraflores, Lima

Competition First Prize - Preliminary Design

Commercial

2014-15

CASA PLAYA / Punta Sal, Peru

In process

Houses

2014

MAIDO / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Commercial

2014

PARQUE CENTRAL / Lima, Peru

Preliminary Design

Masterplan

2014

SAN SILVESTRE / Miraflores, Lima

Competition Preliminary Design

Public

2014

MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PERU / Pachacamac, Lima

Competition Preliminary Design

Public

2014

OP / Miraflores, Lima

Competition Preliminary Design

Collective Housing

2014

CASA HUARANGO / Paracas, Peru

In process

Houses

2013-16

PALMERAS / San Isidro, Lima

Executive Project

Collective Housing

2013-16

ARAWA / Playas, Ecuador

In process

Collective Housing

2013-16

LOS JARDINES / Trujillo, Peru

Executive Project

Collective Housing

2013-15

HOTEL GRAN CONDOR / Quito, Ecuador

Built

Commercial

2013-14

COSME / San Isidro, Lima

Built

Commercial

2013-14

FERIA MISTURA 2013-2014 / Magdalena del Mar, Lima

Built

Public

2013

ARCO IRIS EN EL DESIERTO / Pachacutec, Lima

Built

Public

2013

SILLAS EN BLANCO / Barranco, Lima

Built

Installation

2013

ANTEL ARENA / Montevideo, Uruguay

Competition Preliminary Design

Public

2013

LA CEVICHERIA DE RONALD / Lince, Lima

Built

Commercial

2013

FAP BARRANCO / Barranco, Lima

Schematic Design

Commercial

2012-16

CASA TUDOR / El Olivar de San Isidro, Peru

Built

Houses

2012-16

DCO OASIS / Ica, Peru

In process

Masterplan

2012-16

HOTEL DCO ICA / Ica, Peru

In process

Commercial

2012-16

SO 3555 / San Isidro, Lima

Built

Collective Housing

2012-16

CASA OASIS / Ica, Peru

In process

Houses

2012-15

KARIBAO / Playas, Ecuador

In Process

Masterplan

2012-15

CASA CARACOLA / Ancón, Peru

Executive Project

Houses

2012-14

ASTRID&GASTON CASA MOREYRA / San Isidro, Lima

Built

Commercial

2012-14

CASA RINCONERA / La Molina, Peru

Built

Houses

2012-14

LA GENOA / Ancón, Peru

Built

Collective Housing

2012

ESCUELA DE TALENTOS / Callao

Built

Public

2012

WACHAQUE / Olmos Desert, Lambayeque

Entry at the 13th Architecture Biennale Di Venezia

Studies

2012

POROSILLA

Built

Installation

2012

CHOLO POWER 

Published

Studies

2012

EL CALADO / Ancón, Perú

Competition Schematic Design

Collective Housing

2012

PARQUE ZONAL SINCHI ROCA / Comas, Lima

Competition Preliminary Design

Public

2012

PUNTA SAL / Piura, Peru

Preliminary Design

Masterplan

2012

EL SOL DE SANTA CLARA / Santa Clara, Lima

Schematic Design

Collective Housing

2012

CASA LA PRADERA / La Molina, Lima

Preliminary Design

Houses

2012

PMS / San Isidro, Peru

Competition Preliminary Design

Commercial

2012

PEZET 1451 / San Isidro, Lima

Preliminary Design

Commercial

2012

FERIA MISTURA 2012 / Campo de Marte, Lima

Built

Public

2011-17

EL RANCHO / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Collective Housing

2011-14

PARACAS LAGOON / Paracas, Ica

Under construction

Masterplan

2011-13

IK / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Commercial

2011-13

CASA QUINCHO / Pachacamac, Peru

Executive Project

Houses

2011

LOBITOS / Lobitos, Piura, Peru

Preliminary Design

Masterplan

2011

VILLA MIVIVIENDA / Chorrillos, Lima

Preliminary Design

Collective Housing

2011

LOBBY CASACOR / Callao, Peru

Built

Installation

2011

CONTROL / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Installation

2011

BICA PUCP / San Miguel, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2010-12

EL POLO / Monterrico,Lima,  Peru

Built

Collective Housing

2010-11

FERIA MISTURA / Parque de la Exposición, Peru

Competition First Prize - Built

Public

2010

CIUDAD NAZCA / Huarmey, Peru

Built

Installation

2010

ZIGZAG HOUSE / La Molina, Lima

Executive Project

Houses

2010

HOTEL BALBOA / Miraflores, Lima

Preliminary Design

Commercial

2010

SILLAS MASISA / Lima, Peru

Built

Installation

2010

POSTPOSTPOST / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Traveling exhibition

Studies

2010

HOTEL LA ENCALADA / Monterrico, Lima

Preliminary Design

Commercial

2009-15

MAMM / Medellín, Colombia

Competition First Prize - Built

Public

2009-12

CASA PACHAMANCA / Casuarinas, Peru

Built

Houses

2009

BBVA CONTINENTAL / La Molina, Lima

Built

Commercial

2009

PISCO NUEVO

Published

Studies

2009

STUDENT CENTER PUCP / San Miguel, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2008-11

CHICLAYO 862 / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Collective Housing

2008-10

NM LIMA HOTEL / San Isidro, Peru

Built

Commercial

2008-09

CASA DEL JARDIN ESPIRAL / San Isidro, Peru

Built

Houses

2008

MUSEO DE PARACAS / Paracas, Peru

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2008

ILUSTRA / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Commercial

2008

BASILICA DEL SEÑOR DE LUREN / Ica,Peru

Competition Schematic Design

Public

2008

BLACK BOX / Miraflores, Lima

Competition Schematic Design - First Prize

Commercial

2008

NUEVA CANTUTA / Chosica, Lima

Competition First Prize - Built

Masterplan

2008

GOLF TOWER / San Isidro, Lima

Competition Schematic Design

Collective Housing

2008

CASAS FAIR / San Isidro, Lima

Schematic Design

Public

2008

PLAYA PORTOFINO / Cañete, Lima

Preliminary Design

Masterplan

2007-14

INFINIUM GOLF / Camacho, Peru

Built

Collective Housing

2007-11

CASA SERPIENTE / San Isidro, Peru

Competition First Prize - Built

Houses

2007-08

IPOD COMBI HOUSE / Puerto Viejo, Cañete

Built

Houses

2007

CONDOMINIO AAA / Golf los Inkas, Lima

Preliminary Design

Collective Housing

2005-07

PARQUE FRANCIA / Surco, Lima

Built

Public

2005-06

MULTIVACACIONES / San Isidro, Peru

Built

Commercial

2005

A-Z / Miraflores, Lima

Preliminary Design

Collective Housing

2004-11

LIMA 3.0

Pending Publishing

Studies

2004-11

¿Y PREVI?

Best Research Project Award at the IV Bienal Iberoamericana

Studies

2004-10

CALLE ROSARIO / Miraflores, Lima

Built

Collective Housing

   
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