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01 . 2021 ongoing

03 . 2020 07. 2020

06 . 2019 05.2020

05 . 2017 11 . 2017

05 . 2016 -


11 . 2016

Future Architecture -CEx 2021 Cocinas Alterinas Kitchens as spaces of resistance and ecological care


01 . 2021 -

10 . 2019 10 . 2020

Roots Radicals Blogging [From] The Roots Writting between local communities and Food System research

06 . 2017 -

Master thesis On Food Quarantined Sobremesa Digital Commensality project

12 . 2015

CCA How to: Disturb the Public Cookbook for public formats

06 . 2013

Art Lima / Pinta Miami El Camarín Architecture and concept design ArteInsitu 2016 Retícula Art installation design

Spanish Native Language

12 . 2017

03 . 2008 -

09 . 2012 -

Work Experience

Personal Projects

She’s an architect and design researcher from Lima, Perú. If you would like to know more about her creative practice, click here!

02 . 2021 on going

10 . 2018 09 . 2019

06 . 2016 09 . 2019

English Bilingual level - IELTS 7.5 – C1 French Professional Level - B2

12 . 2015 02 . 2016

German Basic Knowledge - A2 04 . 2013 -

Software Knowledge

06 . 2013

Microsoft Power Point & Microsoft Word

COOP MSc. Design Research Bauhaus Stiftung, Hochschule Anhalt and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Dessau - Germany MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Diploma in Studies in Art, Critique, and Contemporary Culture Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) Architecture and Urbanism Faculty Lima - Perú International Exchange Program École Nationale Superieur d'Architecture Toulouse - France

Visualizing the Virus Freelance Researcher Editorial assistant and Research project manager PUCP Architecture Archive Main coordinator and Seminar supervisor History of Architecture: Paul Linder LLONAZAMORA Architect and Project manager Pedestrian Route in The Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu - Cusco. MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima Content Coordinator Architecture Contest Consultancy for The Extension of MALI New Contemporary Wing Museé d’Art Contemporaine-Les Abattoirs Frac Midi Pyrenées - Toulouse Intership Installation project of Kiki, Seton & Tony Smith.


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Extended CV gabrielaaquijezegarra@gmail.com cellphone: +49 160 9517 0379 Gabriela Aquije Zegarra

2016 - 2018


CANCHA MAMACONA 06/2018 – 07/2018 Second place project ANCPCPP architectural contest Assignment: Reconstruction of the Social Headquarters and Interpretation Center for The National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Horses Worked with: Arq. Michelle Llona, Arq. Rafael Zamora, Arq. Shadia Rashid, Arq. Carolina Zegarra Material: Wood, concrete, stone.

The roof and the walls are a constructive system that allows the flexibility of uses and spaces for the new ANCPCPP building.













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ambientes y galerías (Vista 3). Debajo de los techos los muros encierran interiores dejando la iluminación con grandes vanos hacia estos patios. Ese interior es una combinación de zaguán, salones, patios, galerías, elementos arquitectónicos que son parte del lenguaje existente en la ANCPCPP.

PASO HORSES AND THE PREHISPANIC SANCTUARY The project is located within the ANCPCPP at the boundary of it with the archeological remains of Pachacamac. This location works as the main articulator between two cultural landscapes: Peru’s Paso Horses and the Pre-Hispanic Sanctuary of Lima; between the countryside and the desert. This articulation seeks a visual connection between the two places through the opening of the urban profile of the ANCPCPP towards the landscape of Pachacamac; therefore the project conserves the scale completes the wall silhouette and builds a strategic void: the new exhibition court. For technical reasons, this court is oriented north-south, thus conditioning the position of the building in order to frame the most attractive perspective of the Sanctuary from the ANCPCPP location.


TILLÓN D3 ESCANTILLÓN ESCANTILLÓN D3 D1 a 1.25 escala 1.25 escala 1.25

ESCANTILLÓN D4 ESCANTILLÓN ESCANTILLÓN D4 D2 escala 1.25 escala 1.25 escala 1.25

ESCANTILLÓN D5 ESCANTILLÓN ESCANTILLÓN D5 D3 escala 1.25 escala 1.25 escala 1.25

MAPI 06/2016 - 03/2017 Machu Picchu’s Center for visitors and Site museum (MAPI) Landscape and exterior design. Assignment: The new visitor center will be the gateway to Machu Picchu Archaeological Park (PANMP). The project is located across the Vilcanota River, at the base of the mountain, connected to a series of routes (road, bike and pedestrian paths) leading to the citadel of Machu Picchu or Llaqta. Architect: Arch. Rafael Zamora, Arch. Michelle Llona, Arch. María Alejandra Linares Project Manager: Arch. Claudia Bode / Arch. Gabriela Aquije Design Team: Arch. Carolina Zegarra, Arch. Sebastián Schwarz, Arch. Karen Vila, Arch. Cristina Bonta Material: Stone, wood, steel and local botanical species

A LANDSCAPE INTEGRATED SYSTEM Within this new management of Machu Picchu, three architectural pieces are key for the development of its main objective: a visitor center, a boulevard and a bridge. The result is an integrated system: an architectural and landscape masterplan that emphasizes the territory and Inca legacy while enhancing the tourist experience from Machu Picchu town (formerly known as Aguas Calientes) to the entrance of the Citadel. The exterior architecture of the MAPI, extends over the topography framing the existing Inca walls and adding them to existing visitor’s routes. These public spaces serve as linking platforms between the buildings, articulating and integrating the Visitor Center with the landscape that accompanies the route towards the Llaqta.

THREE PROJECTS IN MACHU PICCHU MASTERPLAN 1. 7 Wonders Boulevard 2. MAPI Visitor’s Center 3. Llaqta exit bridge

View from the Vilcanota River


A welcoming plaza withing a monumental landscape

2020 - 2021


QUARANTINED SOBREMESA March - June 2020 Colaborative project and case studie of the master thesis On Food: How does a meal link our tables to the Food Systems? Institution: COOP MSc. Design Research

Quarantined Sobremesa is a Digital Table hosted across the Quarantined Globe. We decided to turn the tables on COVID -19 and provide an online platform where a meal can be shared. We’re interested in understanding how people’s decision-making process around meal preparation will be impacted by changes in Food Access. COVID-19 is an unprecedented global trigger that just can’t be missed. We have chosen a topic of conversation as a pretext to lubricate an interface as we believe that is only through organic interaction that real observation on everyday citizens can be achieved. Click here and here for more!

UCL BARLETT HACKS Climate solutions in a time of pandemic 24th – 26th June, 2020 Proposal for the Food Systems and Supply Chains Track Mentor: Prof. Dr. Ani Melkonyan

Our idea is to connect local food ecosystem and achieve a true sustainable circular restaurant business model. By creating a community based restaurant (Cooperative and/or B corp) that can provide an opportunity for local food value chains to flourish - sourcing 50% locally, a shared cultural experience, while inciting social responsibility through SDGs 2, 11, 12 and 13. click here for more information!

COCINAS ALTERINAS Future Architecture CEx 2021 17th February -ongoing, 2021 Proposal in collaboration with Mayar El Barkry

Cocinas Alterinas (Alter-kitchens) explores the endless possibilities of kitchens as spaces of care, resilience and resistance. We propose to reclaim, repurpose and reimagine the ‘modular kitchen’ (mass production industrial type) around four elements heat, liquid, labour, and food. We plan this as a hybrid communal process, meaning digital and analogue workshops with local and global communities. click here for the short film

Sytemic elements, metabolic questions

Digital Networks of Care

Reclaim the modular kitchen

MIT-TAG October 2020 - ongoing Coordinator in the food-saving project in Dessau that strives to recover the value of cooking and eating together. Project in colaboration with Nadine Ungefucht, Otto Gloeckner, Katharina Schmitd and Leo Schlaikier

This project was born by TAKING ACTION! We found a gap in the neighborhood food system between the local bio market and the Tafel. So we took upon the task of not only saving the food, but create a conscious community around it. Over one year and three months of prototyping events, strengthening collaborations and –most importantly- enjoying delicious food, we look forward to keep on building up the food-saving team and awareness. As well to connect with likeminded initiatives across Germany and the globe to nurture our perspective. Click here for more!

2016 - 2018


INDELIBLE TRACE 06/2017 Biennale di Venezia 2018, Architecture and curatorial contest Assignment: Curatorial and exhibition proposal for the Peruvian Pavilion FREE SPACE Biennale di Venezia 2018, Material: Wood, pottery and tocuyo cloth

LIMA, 5000 YEARS “Athens or Damascus represent models of historic cities continuously inhabited for thousands of years. The historical center of both has grown to define the modern city and, in time, the contemporary metropolis. Those who walk its streets do not know it. But when you look at their forms, they reveal the identity of the ancient structure. The reticular system that Lima has generated over five thousand years does not resemble the traditional notion of a city, nor does it wish to do so. However, the structure shows evidence of complex planning with a visible and coherent design. Below and before metropolitan Lima there is a pre-Hispanic Lima that determines its original form. How to recognize it and return its memory to the present? (Gavazzi, 2014)

This curatorial proposal is based on research by architect and anthropologist Adine Gavazzi: Lima. Memoria prehispanica de la traza urbana. In order to expose the theme, the room intervenes with three scales: the territory of lima (1/1000), the current interventions on paper (1/100) and the experience in architecture (1/1).




RETÍCULA 05/2016 – 11/2016 Winner project of ArteInsitu 2016 Ricardo Palma’s Cultural center Assignment: Installation, structure design, exhibition montage Worked with: Arq. Luciana Graña and Arq. Veronica Penagos Material: Pine wood, vinyl, latex paint.

GEOMETRY AS A POINT OF VIEW The building of the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center was built at the beginning of the nineties under the influence of a late modernism in Peru. Thus the spaces -in this case the lobby and foyer- are a consequence of figuratively thinking about a constructive system. The result is a geometric rhythm interrupted by certain elements: a curved wall announcing a different program, a circular perforation framing the lobby staircase and a sinuous balcony that receives us when we enter. The intervention proposed for Arte in Situ tries to detach itself from the functional condition of the space, and give way to a geometric sensory experience. It is through the anamorphic projection of the circle, which supposes a single point of view, that a tension is produced between the parts: the top and the bottom look at each other, the front and the back touch each other. This is how the architecture of these spaces is put in evidence so that their forms last in the memory of those who visited this installation.


Planta Retícula


Corte Retícula

Pared Lateral Circulo

Pared Lateral Curvo


GRID plan

Planta Retícula

GRID Corte Retícula offset

CIRCLE Pared Lateral Circulo void

CIRCLE Pared Lateral Curvo full

EL CAMARÍN 05/2017 Art instalation developed with Myopia PARC 2017 12/2017 Part of the Peruvia n Art Pavillion in Pinta Miami, during the Art Basel Week PintaMiami 2017 Assignment: Architecture and concept design of El Camarín, a participative art installation Material: Structural pine wood and latex paint.

AN INTIMATE SPACE “For those of us who are tired of being always in character” In Myopia, we wanted to insert a pinch of “feeling” to the intimacy of the experience of not only making art but also of showing and appreciating it, proposing a space that does not seek to impose itself to the public but to dialogue with it, while living the fair together. We call this space “El Camarín,” an interactive installation that operates as a time-out, behind-the-scenes oasis between the social stage and the academic stage lived in PARC. The space to show yourself as a person. Come in, tell me everything and please exaggerate.

Photography credits Myopia

THE CARPADIEM 05/2018 Art instalation developed with Myopia PARC 2018 Assignment: Architecture and concept design of The CarpaDiem, a participative art installation Material: Structural pine wood, led lights and several types of fabric

Axonometry of the Instalation

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA LEAVE WHEN YOU’RE GONE? With the questioning of always and the freedom of never, Myopia presented “La Carpa Díem” - a repository of projects and personal memories, it seeks to leave something for when it is gone. The artwork invited participants to immortalize their memories before it’s too late.

LEISURE STRUCTURES 05 / 2019 Interactive Exhibition proposal for the Open Call “Maquinas Imaginantes” of LIGA Espacio para la arquitectura in Mexico DF. Work in collaboration with the BASE collective. Assignment: Imaginate a machine or a system that activates in constant interaction with the user. Material: Bodies, concrete, metal mast and profiles, rope

The project Leisure Structures highlights the need of the contemporary social individual to programming everything, and how that trend also implies programming doing nothing: leisure planned. Leisure is necessary, as the last bastion, for the construction and re-construction of the social relations that define us as a species. It is based on the “symbolic field of game [...] a constituent element of human culture,” whose “most serious activities belong to the field of hobbies” and is activated through the “archetypal machine, composed of human parts “ (Mumford, Lewis, 2013).

Module Elevation in Balance Concrete Base + Mast


infrastructures for non-structural uses



material semiotics

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