MUNE Museo del NoresteEdit profile
The main considerations for the project were its integration with the existing MHM (museum of mexican history) and the need to unite them by means of a bridge that crosses the Santa Lucia riverwalk, which allows to visit both enclosures in a same route. In order to obtain architectonic integration, the scale of the MHM and the format of its finished walls were taken into consideration. The bridge that unites them was designed as an element with neutral expression, allowing each building to have its own architectonic language and obtaining therefore a harmonious set. The building is equipped with 3 elevators for visitors, 2 freight elevators, and 2 sets of emergency stairs. An underground parking with a circulation of continuous flow with independent entrance and exit. The project also has a restaurant in the upper level with independent access from the street, and the top of the museum is used as an open air terrace for special events also with independent acces. It has inclines or ramps for the disabled in the parking area, the main acces and and route of the museum visit, it has seven levels and to visit them one strolls in a descendent way through each of them, ending the visit in a panoramic elevator that allows the visitor to return to the beginning point. The main body is built with a concrete structure given its durability and low maintenance, it also has a granite skin system that permits air circulation throughout the facade, used for energy savings and climatic comfort inside the building. An hydrologic study was realised to determine and to solve the problem of the hydraulic pressure in the floor of the cellar. A system of pipes collect the water in recipient, and given its good quality it was decided to unload it to the Santa Lucia stroll.