Thursday, May 07, 2009

Mexico tiene museo -solo en ingles-

BIG arquitectos + Michel Rojkind
Location: Mexico
Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos + BIG
Client: Patronato Tamayo
Size: 3,500m2

BIG Architects
Partners-in-charge: Bjarke Ingels & Andreas Klok Pedersen
Team: Pauline Lavie, Maxime Enrico, Pål Arnulf Trodahl

Rojkind Arquitectos
Partner-in-charge: Michel Rojkind
Team: Agustín Pereyra, Monica Orozco, Ma. Fernanda Gómez, Tere Levy, Isaac Smeke, Juan José Barrios, Roberto Gil Will, Joe Tarr

Structural engineer: Romo y asociados
Landscape design: ENTORNO taller de aisaje
Graphic design: Ernesto Moncada
Visualisation: Glessner Group - Germán Glessner

Rojkind Arquitectos and BIG Architects have won a competition to design the New Tamayo Museum on the outskirts of Mexico City. The museum, named after the artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991), will be an international centre for education and culture.
Its cruciform design symbolises a box that has been unfolded and opened out, inviting visitors inside.

The museum will be built on a steep hill side and will offer impressive views over the surrounding countryside.
Michel Rojkind, partner-in-charge at Rojkind Arquitectos, said: ‘Our aim was to achieve a balance between form, function and visual impact. Once the functional aspects were sorted out, we focused on making the space not only a culture enclosure, but also a building that uses its surroundings to transform itself from a simple form into a powerful symbol’.

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