metro arquitetos associados and paulo mendes da rocha: museum of modern art, brazil
metro arquitetos associados and paulo mendes da rocha: museum of modern art, brazil metro arquitetos associados and paulo mendes da rocha: museum of modern art, brazil
oct 31, 2010

metro arquitetos associados and paulo mendes da rocha: museum of modern art, brazil

museum of modern art (MAM) santos, brazil all images courtesy metro arquitetos associados




brazillian metro arquitetos associados and paulo mendes da rocha recently completed the museum of modern art, santos. the building’s structure which is all-metal, consists of two parallel walls, 20 meters apart, connected with metal trusses of 60 x 20 meters which are supported on pillars. the facade of the museum is made with pre-cast slabs of concrete and plastered internally.


the building suspended by steel beams has been integrated into the existing benedito calixto art gallery and has a built area of 8,180 square meters. the design of the museum provides an exhibit hall of 1,135 square meters with a café, ticket office, gift shop and lockers located on the ground floor. on the second floor, there is an exhibition hall of 1,200 square meters, plus a lounge and archive area. there is also an underground parking lot which is 3,000 square meters.



floor plan

floor plan

floor plan


  • mendes is damn master!

    kul says:
  • Simple but not boring. It could stand there forever.

    jesarqit says:
  • Are you crazy???!!!! It’s still a project!!!! It isn’t opened…

    jsidsamer says:
  • jsidsamer the article says it “officially opened late last month”. First paragraph. Pay attention.

    GGF says:
  • As we don’t have the museum yet, the article should be fixed. Don’t you think?

    jsidsamer says:
  • Altough I really apreciate Paulo Mendes da Rocha work, Aldo Rossi, with his “Monument of resistance” was the real master..nice enlarged copy..

    Alma Pratschke Tramontano says:
  • these boring white box-art museums, aren’t they enough around the planet?

    marcelo tramontano says:
  • Real photos would be nice… Even though those renderings are really good. Or are the photos just really shoped up? Nowadays, it’s so much photoshop that photos look so unreal and renderings so real that you can’t tell the difference any more…

    ElP says:
  • what the…. so boring whats new about that

    !emalosho says:

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