Area: 34,055 m² // 366,565 sqft.
SUMAC was the LEED certification consultant for the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), located in the district of Barranco in Lima. This magnificent project was awarded the recognition as the “best building in the world” by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The building was designed by the Irish firm Grafton Architects. The grand jury of the RIBA decided to award this prize due to how the building design goes against conventional beauty and its perfect integration into the Lima landscape.
The building minimizes consumption through innovative design strategies and systems. Wind was taken into consideration to provide comfortable spaces without the need of a mechanical ventilation system. In the same way, the building’s orientation and architectural design use the sun and shades to be able to generate major electricity savings.