The U.S. Embassy in Lima, Arquitectonica’s first federal project, challenged the firm to achieve artistic expression within the constraints of strict security design guidelines. This project demonstrated cultural sensitivity and the successful blending together images of the United States’ advanced technology with the traditional patterns and materials the host country. The idea of the exterior facade is a monumental mural, which communicates through an abstract composition the spirit of the indigenous culture.
The design addresses the exterior facade as a monumental tapestry while incorporating the dimensional realities of high-risk environments.
The main building, the Chancery, contains the diplomatic facilities including Ambassador’s offices, consular section, USIA, cafeteria and general administrative offices of the entire diplomatic corps and its missions with the exception of AID, which occupies a separate building.