Museo Jumex

David Chipperfield

Located on a triangular site within the Polanco area of Mexico City, the internationally acclaimed Museo Jumex exhibits a sizable collection of contemporary art--Colección Jumex--and is part of a wider urban redevelopment. The extremely individual quality of the neighboring buildings overrides any attempt to integrate the museum with its surroundings and instead allows for a rare architectural opportunity: the construction of a building that is simultaneously distinct from and complementary to its larger context.

This publication delineates the design and construction of the museum, as conceived by the David Chipperfield Architects--the group behind New York's Rolex Building (2019), among numerous other international developments. Museo Jumex features photographs by Iwan Baan, texts by architecture scholars Miquel Adrià, Patrick Charpenel, Luis Fernández-Galiano and Beatrice Galilee, as well as a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and David Chipperfield on the conceptual basis of the project.