Type: Art Museum
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition space: 20,000 sqm (215,000 sf)
Exhibition floors: 5
Scheduled to open: end of 2010
The Soumaya Museum will be a state-of-the-art facility that will house a diverse collection of art when it opens by the end of 2010.
While museum buildings tend to opt for maximum functionality, in which case they are basically boxes or containers of art, or they are conceived as iconic buildings that represent a city during a particular historic moment.
The Soumaya Museum, however, was conceived as a sculptural buildings that is both unique and contemporary, yet serves to house a diverse collection of international painting, sculpture, and object art from the 14th century to the present, including the world's second biggest collection of Rodin sculptures.