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The project emerged of the remodeling of the old building of Banco Sur located in the corner of Andres Reyes Street and Rivera Navarrete Avenue in San Isidro, Lima, Peru.

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In the last years the building changed of owners, modifying its facade with the application of signs and corporate applications.

In the year 2005, the PROFUTURO AFP acquires the property to convert it on its own corporate building.

The idea of the facade was to create a distinctive building that projects the company values, for which one of the most prestigious architecture firms leaded by Architect Jose Orrego, was called.

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The project emphasized the existing building with a treatment of the corner that adapts the scale of the near buildings. The building had three work areas: The skirting board, the central body (the base) and the tower.

The skirting board is the sector of the first floor to the third that was perforated to get involved with the street and furthermore, got recovered with composed aluminum planks of red and yellow color in a way that emphasize its corporate condition.

The central body was treated as an iron screen and laminated glass to complete the volumetric complex in the corner.

This screen was, moreover conceived to take intelligent illumination and to create a dynamic effect with the application of LEDS, that articulated under a special software allow a change in the illumination scenes of the building creating a spectacular and unique effect.

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The Tower was an added element to achieve the height of the buildings in the avenue developing a metallic structure of superboard. This element allowed to organize the volumetric image and to give support to the building corporate sign.

This treatment allowed to achieve a monumental and contemporary image of the entire group.

Another contribution of the building consisted in the solution of the water fountains in the level of the street that created an urban treatment that defended the project of the pedestrian transit in a friendly way with mirrors and water splashes.

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With the proposed treatment, the building has became in one of the most innovative architectonic proposals, for its use of the illumination and materials in colors never applied before in the city for a corporate building.

The new volumes helped to create the base of the building, and to remark both of the entrances to the complex.

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This building is one of the first in recycling an existing building to create a distinctive image of a company based in the facade treatment with contemporary materials proper of this century.

Location: Andres Reyes Street and Rivera Navarrete Avenue in San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Architect: JOSE ORREGO HERRERA
Project Name: PROFUTURO BUILDING
Client: PROFUTURO AFP
Project Type: CORPORATE BUILDING DESIGN
Principal Designer/s: Architect JOSE ORREGO
Design Team: Architect Alicia Zapata
Date of commencement of project (actual or projected date): April 2005
Date of completion of project (actual or projected date): November 2005
 
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