New home for Latin American art collection

An art gallery in Mexico City designed by David Chipperfield Architects is the new home of the largest private art collection in Latin America.

Museo Jumex presents a selection of pieces from the Colección Jumex, an assemblage of over 2000 artworks by contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons, Olafur Eliasson and Tacita Dean, as well as Mexican artists including Abraham Cruzvillegas and Mario García Torres.

London firm David Chipperfield  collaborated with local studio TAAU on the design of the building, which features walls of concrete and locally sourced white travertine, as well as a sawtooth roof that brings natural light into the top floor galleries.

Fourteen columns raise the base of the structure, allowing the ground floor to open out to a surrounding public plaza.

The new museum is located in the industrial district of Nuevo Polanco.