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Museo Soumaya by Fernando Romero Enterprise

Architecture | January 27, 2014 |

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Museo Soumaya by Fernando Romero Enterprise

Museum buildings tend to be conceived either for maximum functionality – acting as neutral containers for art – or as iconic structures that represent a city at a particular historic moment. The Museo Soumaya was designed as both: a sculptural building that is unique and contemporary, yet one able to house a collection of international paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects dating from the fourteenth century to the present.

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The exterior of the building is an amorphous shape perceived differently from every angle, reflecting the diversity of the collection inside.

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The building’s distinctive façade is made of hexagonal aluminum modules facilitating its preservation and durability.

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The shell is constructed with steel columns of different diameters, each with its own geometry and shape, creating non-linear circulation paths for the visitor.

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The building encompasses 20,000 square meters of exhibition space divided among five floors, as well as an auditorium, café, offices, gift shop, and multipurpose lobby.

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The top floor is the largest space in the museum, with its roof suspended from a cantilever that allows in natural daylight.

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