Paracas, Ica (2011-2014)
In Collaboration with RE
Paracas is the name of a resort town, a peninsula, a bay, an ancient civilization, a national reserve and a strong wind. In such strong place, in the desert coast 300km south of Lima, we had to design a residential complex of 265 units in an 18-hectare site by the bay.
We escaped from the usual layout of houses with small gardens placed in rows parallel to the coast, instead we took the surrounding desert geography as a guide: dwellings were grouped in topographical identities that made sense as ‘dunes’, ‘cliffs’ or ‘hills’ . All of them surround an artificial lagoon we have inserted to multiply the view possibilities and release the impact on the bay.
DESIGN TEAM: 51-1 (César Becerra, Manuel de Rivero, Fernando Puente Arnao) + RE (Martin Delgado) with...
SURFACE: 181.000 m2 (Plot)
LOCATION: Paracas, Ica
YEAR: 2011-2014 ADVISORS: Prisma CLIENT: Shamrock del Peru SAC