PUCP SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY

PUCP SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY

PUCP SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY

Districit of San Miguel, Lima, Peru

The library building on the PUCP campus was designed by Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos and completed in 2014. Jorge Luis Borges also called it “The Library of Babel” and said:
“…perhaps old age and fear fool me, but I suspect that the human spe- cies – the only one – is about to be extinguished and that the library will endure; illuminated, solitary, infinite, perfectly motionless, equipped with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret.”

https://www.archdaily.com/599212/pucp-science-engineer- ing-and-architecture-library-llosa-cortegana-arquitectos

Text: Stella Achenbach