Estudio MMX used a grid pattern for the structures of the Progreso Museum of Geology, which is clad in a finish called chukum that dates back to the Mayans.
Mexican architecture firm Estudio MMX has unveiled the Progreso Museum of Geology, which is made of multiple structures clad in a finish called chukum that dates back to the Mayans.
Mexico City-based Estudio MMX created the museum based on a gridded pattern for the beach-side site in Progreso – a town near Mérida that sits on a slip of land on the coast of the Yucatán Penisula in MexicoEstudio MMX designed the Progreso Museum of Geology.
“The design of the volumes and their arrangement in the public space generate paths accompanied by light, shadow and vegetation that give the square a new character rich in experiences that evoke ideas of Mayan architecture along with the colonial heritage of the urban layout,” said Estudio MMX.
“The museum consciously synthesizes local Mayan knowledge with contemporary architectural approaches, thus generating a new identifiable and appropriable public space for the people of Progreso.”
The structure is clad in chukum
Chukum, which the studio described as a “natural finish” that dates back to the Mayans, was used for the cladding throughout.[,,,]
Estudio MMX mixed Mayan and contemporary architecture
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