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