Thursday, March 3, 2011

on the boards: Museo Soumaya

The Museo Soumaya currently under the final phases of construction in Mexico City was designed by the architect Fernando Romero (FREE). Built to house a collection of international works dating from the 14th century, the Museo Soumaya was conceived as a sculptural building with the diversity of its collection reflected in the diversity of the plans - each level has its own dimension. Spread over six levels the 60,000 ft2 structure is constructed with 28 steel distinct curved columns, connected by diagonal rings giving the isometric figure.