David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with TAAU/Oscar Rodriguez

Mexico City, Mexico

Curtains: Star and Time 300

Kvadrat textiles have been chosen for the curtains at Museo Jumex, an extension of Colección Jumex – one of the largest private art collections in Latin America. The new building is part of a wider urban redevelopment in Mexico City.

The five-floor museum has a distinctive saw-tooth roof which creates a geometric appearance. Sitting on a raised plinth like a freestanding pavilion, it has been designed to accommodate diverse display approaches. There is a total of 1600 square metres of exhibition space for presenting temporary exhibitions, as well as works from Colección Jumex.

Primary exhibition space is located on the top two floors of the museum. The lower floors offer a series of social and community spaces. For instance, there is a level for educational and academic programs, as well as administrative offices, plant rooms, a bookstore and a café.

The format of the floor plates and the building’s cores provide large singular rooms, which can easily be subdivided into individual spaces. The light, which is distributed by the west-facing roof, can be tailored to meet specific curatorial requirements.

Star and Time 300 are used as full-length curtains in various spaces throughout the museum. They can be used in flexible ways. For instance, when a darker environment is required, velvet-like Star is used. Semi-transparent Time 300 provides anti-glare protection while allowing an outside view.

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