GRAFTON ARCHITECTS WINS INAUGURAL RIBA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN PERU

Grafton Architects collaborated with locally based Shell Arquitectos on the project. It comprises a campus for a specialist engineering university in Lima, located at the edge of a deep gorge in the city's Barranco district. A series of landscaped terraces with clefts, overhangs and grottos make up the vertical campus building, and also provide shade. Inside, a succession of platforms create open circulation and meeting spaces. Teaching rooms, laboratories and offices are enclosed, inserted into and suspended from the exposed concrete structure.Grafton Architects is based in Dublin. Earlier this year, the firm was selected to design a new faculty building for the London School of Economics, while its medical school and student housing complex in Limerick was shortlisted for Stirling Prize in 2003.