“metropolis: university of the pacific”
lima-based firm metropolis recently completed the ‘university of the pacific,’ as part of a greater campus, based on the organization of program over five levels around a large central atrium. two nodes of vertical circulation exist with elevators to make it completely accessible. upon entering one will find reception, exhibition rooms, cafe, the main square and the terrace. the next floor holds the administrative headquarters, with the ‘aula magna’ on the third and fourth stories, along with the ‘antesala’. being completely dedicated to educative spaces, the entire construct contains classrooms on every storey, all of which look out to the rest of the campus through a facade with neon blue mullions that glow at night. the six basements include parking separated from auditoriums, foyer, and public areas built for a capacity of 278 people.