The beautiful expanse of green that is the Lima Golf Club acts as a focal point for the District of San Isidro. The urban fabric that stretches in all directions is abruptly interrupted with this carpet of green. The buildings lining the park form the built environment’s edge, suddenly needing to relate to both park and city.
This proposal delicately balances itself between park and city. The park facade is a sculptural combination of concrete and glass volumes with large double height openings forming direct links from the park to the inner light and air shaft.
Beyond the light well a vertical glass volume allows the views to extend through the building to the waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond. This layering of glass-void space-glass allows an occupant of any unit to be visually connected with not only both the park to the north and the city to the south, but to the sky via the light shaft, all while standing in his living room.
The park setting is reinforced within the structure, starting at the ground level, forming a large courtyard garden at the base of the light and air shaft. The elevator lobby is lifted at this floor as well, to permit this courtyard to reach into the rear yard of the building, carrying the garden space to the very back of the lot.
The double height openings on the façade form large open terraces, bringing the park into the two special double height units located at floors 6-7 and 14-15.