A Room for Archaeologists and Kids
A Room for Archaeologists and Kids is a timber structure which forms a covered arcade over a section of land in Pachacamac, Peru – also known as one of the most important pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the country.
The structure was created to offer archaeologists a place to conduct their first examination of artefacts discovered in digs before the objects are transferred to a local museum. It was made using timber, cane, textiles and adobe (earth bricks) by a design team that included architecture students from Studio Tom Emerson, ETH Zürich and Taller 5, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. School groups – the ‘Kids’ – are also invited to perform their own exploration in the sandpits around the courtyard.