Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects (LMA) is part of a consortium, which has been selected to build a total of 75 school buildings in Peru. This is the largest Finnish education export project ever, funded by the Ministry of Education of Peru to celebrate the country's 200 years of independence. Of the schools to be built, 59 will be in the Lima metropolitan area , the capital, and 16 in other provinces.
LMA will be responsible for further developing the locally prepared school concept in Peru, building on LMA’s 30 years of experience in school design. In addition, LMA will, among other things, coordinate and supervise the local architectural design work.
The consortium includes LMA, Polar Partners, AFRY and ISKU from Finland and Mace, Gleeds, 4global and Arup from the UK. The Finnish companies’ strengths lie in designing learning environments and training teachers in the pedagogical use of learning environments. The British companies, on the other hand, have extensive experience in implementing infrastructure projects, also in Peru. The project is being carried out in partnership with the Finnish and British governments, with the long-term aim of providing support to the Ministry of Education of Peru for the development of the education sector.