rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city
 
rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city
may 07, 2009

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city

new tamayo museum by rojkind arquitectos and BIG image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

michel rojkind of rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects have won a cultural competition to design a new museum in mexico.

set upon a steep hillside in atizapan on the outskirts of mexico’s largest metropolis will soon sit the new tamayo museum which will serve as a nucleus of education and culture, locally, regionally, and internationally. named after the oaxacan born artist rufino tamayo (1899-1991) the very strong and symbolic shape of the cross is a direct interpretation of the client’s preliminary program studies that defined the museums optimalfunctionality.

the main concept of museo tamayo ex-tension atizapan is an ‘opened box’ that unfolds, opens and invites the visitors inside. package, restoration and storage will serve as additional cultural spaces for visitors to understand the stages that an art piece goes through in order to get to its specific destination.

this project takes advantage of the best views from above, making the best of the steep terrain and shading the more social program below. exterior and interior spaces overlap to provide the best environment possible for each function, and optimal climatic performance.

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city the new tamayo museum roof provides views of the city image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum – interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum – interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum – interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum – model image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city new tamayo museum – model image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city the ‘unfolded’ box, design concept for the museum image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos and BIG architects: new tamayo museum, mexico city bjarke ingels + michel rojkind

the new tamayo museum ex-tension atizapan credit list: architect rojkind arquitectos + BIG client patronato tamayo size: 3.500 m2 location: mexico status 1. prize 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 paisaje graphic design: ernesto moncada visualization: glessner group – germán glessner

  • Strange floor plan for a museum….interesting concept but terrible solution for faces which may take advantage of spectacular views…

    yarce studio/USA
  • Nice work of sculpture, poor architecture. Keep posing, kids.

    unimpressed
  • one word: justice (or two words: just ice), nice to see the rock stars collaborating though

    citicritter
  • I have a feeling Rojkind makes better commercial ads for macs than actually making architecture.

    Oh well the elite rich of Mexico, when they are happy, they want to be european, and when they are sad, they are mexican. Who understands them…

    Sadly there are more qualified design talent in Mexico who doesn’t get a chance to building or design anything significant, it all goes to the elite and rich kids.

    superchicharron

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