Museo Soumaya from Mexico City, Mexico is one of many unique architectural design created and designed by Fernando Romero in collaboration with: Gehry Technologies, ARUP, Colinas de Buen, Grupo PC Constructores, INPROS, SWECOMEX, Hubard & Bourlon, Garza Maldonado, SITCOM, SINERGIA and Geométrica de México.
This museum has 20,000 square meters of exhibition space divided among five floors where the top floor is the largest space in the museum. Soumaya is a very lightening building because of its spectacular roof that is suspended from a cantilever which allows natural light to dispersate in. Here people can enjoy the exhibitions of the painting collections, sculptures and decorative objects by visiting this wonderful museum and admire its extravagant and refinement architectural design.
“Collaborators: Gehry Technologies, ARUP, Colinas de Buen, Grupo PC Constructores, INPROS, SWECOMEX, Hubard & Bourlon, Garza Maldonado, SITCOM, SINERGIA and Geométrica de México.
Museum buildings tend to opt for maximum functionality, in which case they are basically boxes or containers for art; or they are conceived as iconic buildings that represent a city at a particular historic moment. The Museo Soumaya, however, was conceived as a sculptural building that is unique and contemporary, yet serves to house a collection of international paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects dating from the fourteenth century to the present.
From the outside, the building is an amorphous shape that is perceived differently by each visitor, while reflecting the diversity of the collection on the inside. The shell of the building is constructed with steel columns of different diameters, each with its own geometry and shape, offering the visitor a non-linear circulation. There are 20,000 square meters of exhibition space divided among five floors, as well as an auditorium, a cafe, offices, a gift shop, a multipurpose lobby, and storage space. The top floor is the largest space in the museum, and its roof is suspended from a cantilever that allows natural daylight in. The building’s façade is made of hexagonal aluminum modules facilitating its preservation and durability.
Fernando Romero and Mauricio Ceballos with: Matthew Fineout, Ignacio Méndez, Sergio Rebelo, Laura Domínguez, Herminio González, Omar Gerala Félix, Ana Medina, Ana Paula Herrera, Mario Mora, Juan Pedro López, Guillermo Mena, Libia Castilla, Raúl García, Manuel Díaz, Alan Aurioles, Ana Gabriela Alcocer, Luis Ricardo García, Iván Ortiz, Tiago Pinto, Juan Andres López, Olga Gómez, Hugo Fernández, Kosuke Osawa, Francisco Javier de la Vega, David Hernández, Luis Flores, Jorge Hernández, Joaquín Collado, Mariana Tafoya, Eduardo Benítez, Pedro Lechuga, Thorsten Englert, Luis Fuentes, Rodolfo Rueda, Víctor Chávez, Max Betancourt, Wonne Ickxs, Dolores Robles-Martínez, Sappho Van Laer, Ophelie Chassin, Elena Haller, Abril Tobar, Diego Eumir Jasso, Albert Beele, Homero Yánez, Cynthia Meléndez, Hugo Vela, Susana Hernández, Gerardo Galicia, Alberto Duran, Camilo Mendoza, Dafne Zvi Zaldívar, Cecilia Jiménez, Ángel Ortiz, Raúl Antonio Hernández, Alma Delfina Rosas, Wendy Guillen, Raúl Flores, Daniel Alejandro Farías, Jesús Monroy, Saúl Miguel Kelly, Iván Javier Avilés, Cesar Pérez.”