MADU is a small museum for a collection of Art, Design and Urbanism. Like it’s content the building becomes an object by itself. Based on a deformed sphere, the shape is autonomous and will co-exist harmoniously with it’s surroundings.
The content of the exhibition are in it’s majority small objects and require small rooms in specific groups.
In order to have an integrated solution for program structure and circulation, a single wavy slab is disposed in an helicoidal way so it becomes stable without the need for columns or beams and allowing a diversity in circulation that makes a free fluid experience to it’s visitors.
The building sits in the perimeter of a park. Because the spatial pocket are oriented radially, each room as a particular view over the park or the city.
The façade openings react to it’s solar orientation as well has the ideal amount of light for each room’s content. The building will be built in recycled materials and re-used objects, defining a new destination for objects in the end of their lives.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Size: 2,853.7 m2