Intervention in El Eco Museum

2010 - Mexico City

Mexico City

The addition to the Eco Experimental Museum is a sculptural intervention that visitors can walk through and that connects the museum’s courtyard with that of its annex, built in 2007, producing a new spatial and functional experience in the museum. With this temporary connection, the annex, which had been underused, is incorporated into the complex and presented to the public as a real and effective extension of the El Eco Experimental Museum. The dynamic composition of the gold-painted stairway makes reference to the sculpture by Mathias Goeritz, La serpiente, which in the original project formed a key part of the museum’s courtyard. With the sculptural intervention, the amount of open and closed space for public use is expanded, rendering unnecessary the construction of a courtyard pavilion that was stipulated in the competition rules.

Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles) | Collaborators: Diego Escamilla, Antonio Espinoza, Iván Villegas | Project type: Competition by invitation for a temporary pavilion (second place) | Location: El Eco Experimental Museum, Mexico City, Mexico | Organization: El Eco Experimental Museum and Tomo | Date: January 2010