|FREE | Fernando Romero EnterprisE - Museo Soumaya in Mexico City|
|Friday, 27 May 2011 06:38|
The Soumaya Museum is located in a former industrial zone dating from the 1940’s which today presents a very high real-estate potential. The Soumaya Museum should play a key role in the reconversion of the area; as a preeminent cultural landmark, it is sought upon as catalyst for changing the preconceived image of the neighborhood.
From the outside, the building is an organic and asymmetrical shape that is perceived differently by each visitor, while reflecting the diversity of the collection on the inside. Its heterogeneous collection is housed in a continuous exhibition space spread over six levels, representing approximately 60,000 sq. ft. The building also includes an auditorium for 350 people, library, offices, a restaurant, a gift shop and a multi-purpose gathering lounge.
The shell of the building is constructed with 28 steel curved columns of different diameters, each with its own geometry and shape, offering the visitor a soft non-linear circulation all through the building. Located at each floor level, seven ring beams provide a system that braces the structure and guarantees its stability.
|Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 07:00|