Framing the horizon

We propose to create a building-frame, which despite containing a large amount of built volume, thanks to its peculiar shape, serves to value the landscape that is seen through it, and not interrupt it.

A hotel of these dimensions built in a traditional way would suppose a considerable visual and landscape barrier, interrupting the views towards the sea or from sea to the land. That is why the proposal frames the beautiful sunset over the Pacific that bathes the waters of the Lima Green Coast. On the upper level of the cliff a public space would be created as a viewpoint, from which a pedestrian access to the nearest beach would run.

This is a theoretical proposal for a Latin American promoter interested in getting a unique, innovative and recognizable hotel worldwide, located somewhere in the Peruvian Green Coast. It is precisely this peculiar orographic condition, which we take advantage of in our favor, as a starting point for design.

The powerful silhouette of the building immediately awakens the imagination of the observer and could become a benchmark for the city of Lima. The hotel would have about 125 rooms including several restaurants, cafeteria, convention rooms, business area and spa.

  • Status: Draft.
  • Project Year: 2013.
  • Location: Lima, Peru.
  • Surface: 16.070 m2.
  • Design: OOIIO Architecture.
  • Team: Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Lourdes Martinez Nieto, Cristina Vicario del Cojo, Patricia Moreno Blasco.
  • Client: Private.