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OHL team beats eight bidders for Peru’s new archaeological museum

30 Jun 16 A joint venture of OHL and Aldesa Construcciones has won a €108m (£91.6m) contract to build Peru’s new National Archaeological Museum (MUNA).

Nine bids for the project had been submitted to the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

The MUNA will be able to accommodate 500,000 pre-Inca and Inca archaeological pieces, which will be exhibited to visitors under modern surveillance and security systems. The building's external architecture has been designed with reminiscences of its pre-Hispanic past. It will be erected over an area of more than 75,000m², located in the Pachacámac archaeological site, in the Lurín district.

It will include seven floors, three underground, connected through perimeter ramps around an open central area, taking advantage of natural light to highlight the valuable archaeological collection surrounding it.

MUNA will also have a new Kids Museum, an auditorium accommodating 450 seats and a meeting room, in addition to restaurants, services and parking lots. The construction term is approximately two years.

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