Posts tagged ‘architecture’

March 24, 2011

Design: Fernando Romero’s Museo Soumaya


If you’re the world’s richest man, worth an estimated $79 billion and have a 66,000 piece art collection, what do you do next?

If you’re Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications mogul, you hire your son-in-law, a disciple of Rem Koolhaas, to design a building to house it all.

Here is an artist rendering of Fernando Romero’s Museo Soumaya which is slated to open later this spring.

Mexico City is home to astoundingly impressive museum collections, and now it may become home to a museum which is itself a work of art.