Punta Nueva Masterplan

Creating an ‘oasis in the desert’, a new urban district and growth hub for Lima to the south of the capital


Urban Initiatives Studio was commissioned by Punta Nueva SA to develop a concept masterplan for a 600 hectare site to the south of Lima. Our vision is to deliver a major new expansion to the capital and an exciting place to live and work. The desert landscape will be transformed into a well designed urban district with streets and boulevards focused around a new central park.

Creating a new district

The district will be home to up to 200,000 people and will be well served by public facilities and services, including schools, health centres, shops and green spaces. The heart of the district will be a new sub-centre for Lima and the focus for the wider 60km2 hinterland in the southern expansion zone. The centre will include a shopping centre, a commercial quarter and education, culture and leisure facilities.

Punta Nueva will be a sustainable district, providing compact and walkable neighbourhoods, integrated public transport solutions and connected to Lima city through an extension of the Metro Line 1.




Punta Nueva SA


Lima, Peru


Urban Initiatives Studio


March 2014 - December 2014


Informs discussions with Lima City Council on the Southern Centrality and infrastructure provision
Supports discussion with investors, developers and surrounding land owners