The National Museum of Archaeology, in whose construction OHLA has participated, is destined to become one of the cultural symbols of Latin America, housing 500,000 pre-Inca and Inca archaeological pieces and a center for the study and dissemination of Peru’s rich and vast heritage. The center also has an innovative Children’s Museum, an auditorium with 450 seats, a meeting room, and restaurant, service and parking areas.
The MUNA is one of the largest investment projects in the history of Peru, built at the request of the Ministry of Culture and with an architectural design that recalls a pre-Hispanic past. The complex consists of two buildings and occupies an area of more than 75,000 m², located in the archaeological zone of Pachacámac, in the district of Lurín, at km 31 of the old Southern Pan-American Highway. It consists of three floors below ground level (level -3 below the water table), two floors above ground level and a last level as a terrace. Attached to this is the parking and technical areas building, with two floors below ground level and whose upper deck constitutes a large plaza in front of the museum.
The upper floors are connected with wrap-around ramps around a central free area, which takes advantage of natural lighting to highlight the valuable archaeological collection around it. Light enters through a skylight with more than 40 m of free span with glazing on a structural steel frame and an automated adjustable louvre system.
An intelligent and sustainable building
In its execution, outstanding innovation and sustainability standards have been used, including the use of the Lean Construction methodology with the Last Planner and Flow Lines tools, as well as the implementation of BIM for solving interferences in its complex installations and networks and for the simulation of virtual reality available to the technicians during the execution of the work.