FROM THE ARCHITECTS:
Museo Jumex, a new contemporary art space in Mexico City, will be opening to the public on 17 November following a weekend of celebratory events.
Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, this building has been created to showcase part of ‘Colección Jumex’ - the largest private art collection in Latin America founded by Mexico City-born Eugenio López in 2001, containing over 2000 pieces by notable international, Mexican and Latin American artists. The museum will also provide a public platform for discourse and educational activities, and a lively program of world-class temporary exhibitions; including the first ever show of Cy Twombly’s work in Latin America.
The museum appears as a freestanding pavilion that corresponds to the eclectic nature of the neighboring buildings, among them the Museo Soumaya and the underground Teatro Cervantes. Made of exposed white concrete and locally sourced travertine, it features a distinctive saw-tooth roof and rests on fourteen columns, allowing the surrounding public plaza to merge with the ground floor.