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Mazatlan
Lima C.C.

Mexic-Arte

Austin, Texas

In 2011, FR-EE received the commission to design a new building for the Mexican and Mexican-American Fine Art Museum of Texas, which houses a large collection of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino and Latin-American art. The building expresses the nature of the institution and its mission while activating its unique location in the heart of Austin as a cultural destination. Its iconographic form is influenced by elements of circularity found in Mexican culture, such as the Aztec calendar. The resultant shape establishes a distinct institutional identity while ensuring the programmatic efficiency of the floor plans. A dynamic perforated façade of varying sizes provides an optimal lighting environment for exhibitions. The skin of the museum is equipped with a LED light system that can be used to project images and installations.
Year
2014-2016
Scale
4600 m2 /
49,514 ft2
Status
On-Going
360°
Client
Mexic-Arte Museum
Team and Collaborations
Fernando Romero, Armando Ramos, Sérgio Rebelo, Leonidas Trampoukis, Adrian Reifer , Unai Artetxe, Kai Liao, Jason Kim, Agnieszka Wojciechowicz, Luying Guo, Denis Bondar, Daniela Gallo, Jorge Naper, Boback Firoozbakht

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