Architecture – Musée Soumaya, Polanco Mexico City (2010-2011)

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THE MUSEUM SOUMAYA

Place d & rsquo; a former paper factory. Inaugurated on Tuesday 3 mars 2011 and open to the public 28 mars 2011, il belongs through the Fundación Carlos Slim, to.C. and is dedicated to the dissemination of the collection of the foundation, and other international art collections.


The Soumaya Museum is an art museum located in the North of Mexico City (Mexico), Polanco.



Location Polanco from the two museums
Mexico City, capital of Mexico, is a megacity 2 000 km². Located in a valley, South Centre of the country, she is at 2 240 m d’altitude. With 25 millions of inhabitants, it is considered the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the world.The Polanco cosmopolitan area is divided into six zones ; located west of the city, north of Chapultepec, in the delegation "Miguel Hidalgo". The area has an undeniable social and financial impact on the city. It brings together the consulates, restaurants and luxury shops.

The Soumaya museum construction 2010:
The museum, from 6 000 m2, is on six floors. It represents an investment of more than 568 millions d’euro – about 800 million américains.Il is the work of architect Fernando Romero Mexican (is), husband of a daughter of Carlos Slim. It is integrated into a retail complex and office, with shops, library, auditorium 1 500 places, a five star hotel and condominium tower.
” The museum itself is inspired by Rodin's works. The exhibition area, from 6 000 m2, is spread over six floors. The facade, covered by 17 000 hexagons, reflects sunlight. “



Museo Soumaya | LAR / Fernando Romero
Museum buildings tend to opt for maximum functionality, in that case , they are essentially boxes or containers for’ art; or they are designed as iconic buildings that represent a city in a particular historical moment. The Museo Soumaya , however, was designed as a sculptural building that is unique and contemporary, but is used to house a collection of international paintings, sculptures and decorative objects dating from the fourteenth century to today . From the outside, the building is an amorphous form is perceived differently by each visitor, while reflecting the diversity of the collection inside. The building envelope is constructed with different diameters of steel columns, each with its own shape and form, offering the visitor a non-linear movement. There is 20.000 square meters of exhibition space spread across five floors, and an auditorium, a coffee, offices, gift shop, a hall’ versatile Home, and the’ storage space. The top floor is the largest space in the museum, and its roof is suspended from’ a cantilever that allows natural daylight. The facade of the building consists of hexagonal aluminum modules facilitate its conservation and sustainability.


Image courtesy of Henry Hargreaves.
The curved shape of the Museo Soumaya FR-EE is wrapped in candy balls, gingerbread, acidic and soft rolls.




 


Construction of the Soumaya Museum Architect Fernando Romero Mexico.


Construction, Installation of towers.


 


 


Soumaya Museum Façade Construction Sequence:
This video is about the sequence structure and the facade of the school building Soumaya Museum.

The structure was designed, manufactured and installed by Geometric and more than 100.000 bars made almost no tolerance and responsive readings laser topography. The associated design took place in five progressive stages, in tandem with the main building process. Structural components for each step were manufactured after the changes have been made Geometrica in software, who then published final work orders in its production line.

This video is about the sequence structure and the facade of the school building Soumaya Museum. The structure was designed, manufactured and installed by Geometrica and has over 100.000 bars made almost no tolerance and responsive readings laser topography. The associated design took place in five progressive stages, in tandem with the main building process.

Structural components for each step were manufactured after the changes have been made in the software Geometrica, who then published final work orders in its production line.





On March 1 2011, Carlos Slim with his daughter Soumaya Slim, Former US presenter Larry King, Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa together with his wife Margarita Zavala, they were responsible for cutting the ribbon at the opening of this museum.

The inauguration was attended by figures such as Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero; Secretary of Public Education, Alonso Lujambio; President Conaculta, Consuelo Saizar; Senate President Manlio Fabio Beltrones; the owner of Televisa, Emilio Azcarraga Jean; écrivains Elena Poniatowska et Guadalupe Loaeza; Director of Milenio Diario newspaper, Carlos Marin; in addition to businessmen around the country.



The facade is composed of 17 000 hexagonal panels.




Detail of the building. L’ whole building is formed with these hexagons.
Photo Raul Garcia Ledezma, in September 2013.



MUSEE SOUMAYA – MEXICO 6:08




Plaza Carso, Museo Soumaya and the hinterland, Video was taken with Drone, We offer this type of sequences for an outdoor event with HD or 4K qualité.aPlaza Carso, Museo Soumaya and the hinterland, Video was taken with Drone, We offer this type of sequences for an outdoor event with HD or 4K quality.




Collection
The collection is varied, with over 64 000 Latin American art pieces. It is composed of European and American works from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, Italian schools, French, German and Spanish (XV century to the eighteenth century), d'art of New Spain, Impressionist works and Mexican art of the twentieth century as the work of Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. The museum also exhibits works by Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso. The collection also includes a set of sculptures by Auguste Rodin.


The director of Soumaya Museum
of Carlos Slim shows part of the collection stand out works of art.



Musée Soumaya – Complete Collection. duration 10:29
The Soumaya Museum is a non-profit cultural institution that has two different museums in Mexico City:
Plaza Loreto et Plaza Carso, dedicated safe,l’ exposition, research and dissemination of the art collection of the Carlos Slim Foundation, AC, and focuses both broadcast its own art collection as international exhibitions. The museum's name honors the memory of Soumaya Domit, wife of the founder of the museum, Carlos Slim, who died in 1999.







On March 1 2011, Museo Soumaya in Mexico City opened the doors of its new building with an inaugural event. The Museo Soumaya is a private art museum that was founded in 1994 by Carlos Slim Foundation. It houses the’ art collected by billionaire Carlos Slim and his late wife Soumaya. The collection includes sculptures by Rodin and Dalí, European paintings from the 15th to 20th century, and the’ Mexican art.
The 20.000 square meters of exhibition space are distributed among five floors. There is also an auditorium, a coffee, offices, gift shop, a hall’ versatile Home, and I’ storage space. The top floor of the Museo Soumaya is the largest space in the museum. Its roof is suspended from’ a console that lets natural light. The facade of the asymmetrical building is made of hexagonal aluminum modules. The museum was designed by architect Fernando Romero.




Collections are protected by an opaque façade composed of hexagonal aluminum modules that ensure the protection and sustainability of the building. The assembly of single modules reflects the diversity of the museum collections, that include second largest collection of Rodin sculptures wing with medieval art gallery and the Renaissance and the’ impressionnisme.Cette varied collection covers an area of 6000 m² of exhibition space spread over six floors.

The building also houses a number of public and private operations, as an auditorium 350 places, library, a restaurant, gift shop, a multipurpose room and offices. Nonlinear operations interconnection creates a user interaction area, so that people snaking Building and reach an informed naturally gallery on the upper floor.







 

 

Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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