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Iztapalapa Interactive MuseumRealized

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Location Mexico City, Mexico
Year 2022
Categories Architectural Design  >  Public facilities

Description Original Language (Spanish)

The museum is conceived with the aim of being a clear urban reference, understood not only as a recognizable and respectful image; but from its potential as an activator of the urban environment. The motto "Let's Make City" is a commitment to introduce a museum that is open to the city and that offers a quality of public space that activates the area, that erases borders between interior and exterior spaces and that fosters not only visual connections, but also physical ones. between the museum and the community of Iztapalapa.

The museum proposes not only a public space on its entire ground floor, but also seeks to express the child's activity towards the city, in such a way that the façade is presented as a series of large open urban windows. The square extends into the interior of the museum, so that access is through a diffuse limit, a forest of walls-columns that introduce the public lobby into the interior of the enclosure.

The interpretive zones are designed with the greatest possible flexibility and porosity. The exhibition areas are also interconnected in height by means of double-height spaces, which allow the generation of crossed views and better orientation. The museum offers a wide variety of outdoor spaces. The conception of each of these spaces is based on the extensive architectural heritage that Mexico has.

The structural module allows great flexibility, opening up many possibilities for accommodating fluid spaces by connecting the bays. The walls float in the open space of the lobby as accents that complement and give direction to the spaces with each other in harmony, in a certain almost mathematical order of different planes, forming a kind of playful labyrinth.

The building is organized in spatial bands defined by the bays; the screen-walls supported by the grid and joined by a V-shaped roof provide the entire spatial and structural solution. These bands move in plan and section to create openings in the facades, natural light entrances like skylights and internal divisions that allow views between the different spaces and the environment.

The structure is also the skin of the building, it is made of apparent reinforced concrete. The series of walls that forms the interior abstract forest is designed with careful texture work, which seeks to give more warmth and proximity, giving scale to the building and the visitor.


Project:
Laura Sánchez Penichet, Carlos Rodríguez Bernal, Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan.

Project in collaboration with Mendoza Partida Architectural Studio and BAX Studio.

Collaborators:
Ricardo Valdivia, Lidia Nájera, Cristina García, Sofía Contreras, Claudia Bucio, Oscar Espinosa, Olga Bombac, Francisco Olivas

Structural design:
Fernando Valdivia – FVS Engineering

Engineering:
Juan Pablo Rodríguez – JPR Projects

Illumination design:
Elias Cisneros – 333 Luxes

Surface:
795 m2

Building:
SOBSE – Secretariat of Works and Services CDMX

Photography:
Andres Cedillo

Location:
Iztapalapa, Mexico City

Date:
2015 – 2022

1st Place, National Architecture Competition.


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