Designed by LAR + Fernando Romero, the Soumaya Museum, slated for completion in 2010, will house a diverse collection of international painting, sculpture, and object art from the 14th century to the present, including the world’s second largest collection of Rodin sculptures. Conceived as a sculpture, the museum’s amorphous form will be a contemporary icon for Mexico City that is also a functional curatorial space.
Constructed with steel columns of varying diameters, the structure provides a non-linear circulation route taking viewers past the nearly 20,000 square meters of exhibition space. The façade is made from translucent concrete that filters light, making the spaces feel light and open, without sacrificing the material’s structural integrity.
It’s always nice to see stuff that isn’t just another square glass and steel box. More info as always at ArchDaily