Soumaya Museum Mexico City

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The Soumaya Museum is currently being constructed in the Polanco area  of Mexico City by Fernando Romero Architects. It will be the second museum opened by Carlos Slim, a Mexican business magnate. It is named after his late wife, and will house Slim’s collection of art by Auguste Rodin, considered the largest collection outside France.

sculptured skin is covered in hexagonal aluminum tiles
sculptured skin is covered in hexagonal aluminum tiles

The design acts as an overscaled  sculpture in the cityscape, bringing new importance to a once industrial area of the city.

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LAR /Museo Soumaya (Photo credit: sam_churchill)
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