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National Bank of Peru.

location: Lima, Peru.

client: Ministry of Economy of Peru.

area: 60,000m2.

budget: withheld.

affiliation with:  FR-EE.

status: unbuilt.

Submitted for an invited design-build competition, the project team was composed of a design team (with all necessary consultants) and one of the largest construction companies in Mexico.  The project, a 60,000m2 25-story office building, was comissioned jointly by the Bank and the Peruvian Economy Ministry to serve as temporary office space for the 2015 meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.  After the conference, the direction was to allow for the conversion the building into a new headquarters for the Bank with minimal changes to the building.  Therefore two entire schemes had to be developed in order to show that the project would function well in both cases.  In addition, the site is adjacent to a future site for a convention center also meant to serve as the site for the World Bank/IMF conference.  The form of the building was intended to serve to enclose a site that already contains many public buildings, such as the National Museum and a concert hall, each with a very different style and scale.  In addition, the building was intended to connect directly to the convention facility in a seamless form that wraps around three sides of the site.  In addition to the technical complexities of security and data management required of a building of such importance and visibility, the building was intended to achieve LEED Gold status.  Although the project was submitted as a competition, the design was developed through schematic design in order to give the construction team adequate information to be able to estimate the construction cost with greater precision than would ordinarily be required in the first phase of a competion.  The construction and engineering teams used BIM to model the building and to perform material take-offs for the estimation, which was also submitted as a part of the final package.