Museum of Environmental Science / Snøhetta


Competing against shortlisted firms Shigeru BanDiller Scofidio + Renfro, Smiljan Radic, and Mauricio RochaSnøhetta was awarded first prize for their museum design for the University of .  Scheduled to begin in 2011, the new Museum of Environmental Science will be part of the cultural district adjacent to the main campus and planned wilderness preserves in Mexico.  Snøhetta’s winning design was developed in collaboration with ARUP for structural MEP, sustainability, acoustics and theater planning.

More images of the winning proposal after the break.

© Snohetta
© Snohetta
© Snohetta
© Snohetta

Source: Bustler.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Museum of Environmental Science / Snøhetta" 29 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • Felipe

    Great views, can you get more information for thsi project and the other 4?, i will love to see the Smiljan Radic proposal.
    REgrads and thanks for your job¡¡

  • Holcim Awards US

    The renderings leave a lot to the imagination, for better or worse. It seems like there are no windows on the building. I’d love some more information on the sustainable features of the design.

    For inspiring sustainable designs check out past winners of the Holcim Awards. The 2011 Holcim Awards are now open for submissions. Enter your ideas today!

  • Cool Science Project

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  • Anfal

    The museum has a dynamic design, but that motion has been killed by the lack of openings.
    Having some skylights or openings will enhance the exterior motion and will add life into the interior at the same time.
    Moreover the good use of natural lighting greatly affects on the energy needed to operate the building.

  • curls

    Looks like a rip-off of BIG at shanghai last year…