“El Eco” Experimental Museum Annex

“El Eco” Experimental Museum Annex

Architect
FRENTEarquitectura

FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Project Year
2005
Category
Museums
Juan Carlos Polanco

Eco Experimental Museum Annex

FRENTEarquitectura as Architects

The experimental museum “El Eco” , developed by Mathías Goeritz in 1952, is one of the most significant and emblematic buildings of twentieth century in Mexico. In 2005 the museum was restored by the UNAM, and in 2006 a contest was called for an annex building to contain its complementary services. The winning proposal is a careful exercise of integration with the original construction and dignifies “El Eco” Museum.


The project is notable for its discreet and respectful attitude towards the existing building while retaining a contemporary character. The “L” form building is situated between two trapezoidal patios, the main one opens to the street and the second one is an interior patio. The ground floor has a multiple activities room, workshop and storage room. The upper floor has offices, dinning room and washroom.


Associated Offices FREE + FRENTE arquitectura


Teamleaders: Fernando Romero (FREE) Juan Pablo Maza (FRENTE arquitectura)

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