Earlier this year construction started on the new home for The Mexican Museum, designed by TEN Arquitectos. Located in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Cultural District, it will fill the first four floors of Millennium Partners’ 700,000 square foot luxury residential tower. The new museum will become a social, cultural and educational center for the promotion of Mexican and Mexican-American art and culture in San Francisco, California.
"The project encourages social commitment and celebrates diversity. The museum is a plural space via a social bond with the community’s history and culture and urban management strategies based on diverse uses and social gatherings," states TEN Arquitectos.
The museum plans to open its doors in the spring of 2019. See below for more details.
In its new home, the museum will exhibit its permanent collection of more than 15,000 pieces and will be surrounded by a three-story artistic facade by artist Jan Hendrix. In addition, this new complex will have two double-height galleries, an amphitheater, an educational center, a restaurant, and a gift shop.
Concrete columns and exposed beams are mixed with wood textures to make up the museum space. A permeable enclosure with openings allowing natural light defining the identity of the cultural center for the housing and exhibition of the 15 thousand objects in the museum’s collection.
According to TEN Arquitectos, "the project will stimulate new principles of association and participation in neighborhoods and communities with dynamic and open qualities. Beyond the sense of belonging, the museum projects its essence to add to the creation of complex emerging systems, a result of the actions of residents, small organized groups, and interventions by private and governmental initiatives."
News via: TEN Arquitectos.