In their project, TEN Arquitectos sought to modernise the spaces and their museographic script, creating a new way to navigate the space and the museum’s different collections. "By adding a vestibule," state the architects, "we motivate the intercommunication between the collections, but at the same time they can be accessed and enjoyed independently. In the same way, we establish a new way to intercommunicate the museum’s services, so the public and private aspects could be separated and work more efficiently."
The project also created more temporary exhibition spaces, and modernised all the electromechanical, structural and media systems, taking into account the opportune maintenance of the entire building.
Location: Puebla, Mexico
Architect: Enrique Norten /TEN Arquitectos
Project Team: Enrique Norten, Salvador Arroyo, Carlos Salas, Alejandro Solis, Marisol Moreno, Daniel Hernández, Omar Barcenas, Luis Farfán, Farid Hernandez
Program: Museum, lobby, auditorium, gift shop, restaurant, offices, lecture rooms and storage
Area: 39,380 square metres
Client: Amparo Foundation
Cost: $400 million Mexican pesos