Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

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Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

A boomerang-shaped museum in Mexico is balanced on stilts and stabilised in the air by tensile cables, allowing it to bridge a road and cantilever over a lake.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

The elevated Musevi museum is located beside a park in the city of Villahermosa, and was designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Visitors climb ramps and staircases to access the museum, which exhibits international art and culture.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Circular perforations create patterns on the surface of metal panels that wrap the building's exterior.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

A public amphitheatre on the ground is partially sheltered beneath the museum.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Other elevated structures recently featured on Dezeen include a red glass chocolate museum and a cliff-top house inspired by a Picasso painting.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos previously designed a New York City tower - see our earlier story.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Photography is by Luis Gordoa.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Here are some more details from TEN Arquitectos:


Musevi

Villahermosa, Tabasco. Mexico 2011

A new elevated museum complete with an outdoor amphitheater at its base. MUSEVI is phase one of a three-phased Master Plan for Paseo Tabasco.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

By physically connecting two otherwise insulated lakes, Vaso Cencalli and Lagoon of Illusions, MUSEVI proposes a new form of exhibition and public space that encourages connectivity and social gathering.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Likewise, the accompanying amphitheater has become a new focal point for Tomas Garrido Park. And with parts of the building protruding into and over the landscape, the museum, at the same time, encourages an intimate and reflective contemplation of the surrounding nature, if not acting as an unequivocal celebration thereof.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Beginning with MUSEVI, this multi-phased master plan for Paseo Tabasco aims to potentiate the city’s existing public spaces through contemporary design and environmental improvement.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

Phase two consists of 1 km of streetscape and public spaces along Paseo Tabasco, including three parks (Parque Rovirosa, Parque Manuel Maestres and Parque Guacamayos), new street furnishing (ie: lighting, seating, bus and shade shelters) and gardens, along with the implementation of the latest in storm water management technology.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

The lakefront, comprising the wetlands and the pier, will also be completed in this phase. Consisting of 1.7 km of streetscape and public space extending from MUSEVI to the Rio Grijalva, phase three will complete the pedestrian-ization of Paseo Tabasco.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

This phase will also serve to catalyze private development along the strip, mitigate traffic issues and rejuvenate the public spaces.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitecto

Phase two consists of 1 km of streetscape and public spaces along Paseo Tabasco, including three parks (Parque Rovirosa, Parque Manuel Maestres and Parque Guacamayos), new street furnishing (ie: lighting, seating, bus and shade shelters) and gardens, along with the implementation of the latest in storm water management technology.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

The lakefront, comprising the wetlands and the pier, will also be completed in this phase. Consisting of 1.7 km of streetscape and public space extending from MUSEVI to the Rio Grijalva, phase three will complete the pedestrian-ization of Paseo Tabasco.

Musevi by Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos

This phase will also serve to catalyze private development along the strip, mitigate traffic issues and rejuvenate the public spaces.

Architecture: Enrique Norten and TEN Arquitectos
Landscape architecture: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

  • ajua

    Norten killed the Punk in Museo del Chopo, no respect on the original activities,is pretentious and bad executed, Guadalajara Guggenheim was a disaster or a Joke and this elevated thing is even worst…

  • pwnado season

    Its lost quite a lot in translation from rendering to reality which is a shame because i'm a fan of Norten.

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    Did he take inspiration from a pejelagarto? ;)

  • samuel

    that render as nothing to do with the real stuff… that's why these fellows won the competition. they promised something and did it different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1130750316 Arnoldo Rabago

    It is pretentious and sadly an ugly outcome as well….. seem like he shouldn't explore outside of the "box"

  • sergio

    The previous comment does not know what it says. Mexican pride, great concept