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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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