Home Hotel industry Amasm Arquitectos’ hotel in Lima achieves spatial continuity between the public and private realms while meeting the functional demands of its urban context

Amasm Arquitectos’ hotel in Lima achieves spatial continuity between the public and private realms while meeting the functional demands of its urban context


Lima, Peru

Located in the traditional district of Miraflores in the capital of Peru, the Pullman Miraflores Hotel by Amasm Arquitectos with Poggione + Bondi Arquitectos for ATTKO SpA navigates within the given conditions of its site generating a harmonious and spatially optimized whole.

The architectural form of this large-scale business and tourist hotel was influenced by mandatory building regulations, site geometry and hospitality industry requirements.

The Pullman Miraflores Hotel recently received an Honorable Mention in the 2022 International Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The building pattern typical of much of the metropolis of Lima derives mainly from the continuity of the block facade, configuring its opacity with different scales.

The built mass opposes the opacity of the voids towards the interior of the block, allowing a corollary between the traditional city and the garden city of Latin American modernity.

This opacity of the continuous block and its varied heights is largely reproduced according to the degree of density of uses.

In the case of this project, due to the commercial and service identity of Avenida José Larco, as well as the authorized height of 52 meters, the corner of Avenida José Larco and Juan Fanning Street is prefigured as two separate planes of a continuous plane. facade with dominant southwest orientation.

The building contains two noble floors, 13 levels of rooms, a roof terrace and five levels of underground facilities and car parks.

The ¨L¨-shaped floors form a patio facing the square.

Starting towards the interior of the property, two planes of interior facades make it possible to offer the second bay of rooms good climatic conditions.

The land and building occupancy rates offer a large surface area per level, allowing the building to accommodate 19 bedroom units per floor and 244 in total.

Vertically, the large volume is arranged with the first two noble levels which represent the hotel’s most public programs and its relationship to the city, while the main body of the 13 levels of rooms and the upper end of the terrace contain the semi-public programs.

The permanent challenge of city halls is the transit of the structure that orders the body of the rooms when it reaches the lower noble levels that demand higher levels of spatiality and flexibility for the most diverse uses.

The plan is organized around a powerful rigid central core, allowing the size of the walls and columns to be reduced in relation to their original dimension on the floors of the rooms, generating a flexible spatiality on a larger scale.

The facade design offers an envelope that responds to the atmosphere of Lima, such as high degrees of light reflection and solar radiation.

In addition, an architectural measure of “vibrato” juxtaposed by the alternation of openings every two levels is used.

This alternation of opacity-transparency compensates for large facade planes, providing a nuanced projection of sunlight onto the facade.

By isolating the central core, the first floor plan frees up its perimeter to accommodate the lobby, reception, lounge and bar, moving the service programs to the rear.

This level facing José Larco folds away from the silhouette of the room levels to accommodate an English patio that descends on two levels and provides natural light and better environmental conditions to the convention center, the kitchen and the spaces of the personal.

Towards the northern dividing wall, a secondary access is generated with an elevator and stairs to serve the upper terrace with its semi-public gym, lounge, swimming pool and bar.

From this first level, there is access to the mezzanine level which houses a large restaurant and a multipurpose room.

Structurally, this level is suspended from the third and detached from the perimeter, achieving spatial continuity with all the public levels.

Project: Hotel Pullman Miraflores
Architects: Amasm Arquitectos
Associate architects: Poggione + Bondi Arquitectos
General Contractor: COSAPI/DVC Ingenieria
Client: ATTKO SpA
Photographers: Juan Solano Ojasi