Museo Soumaya that located in Mexico City, Mexico, was designed by LAR / FERNANDO ROMERO. Due to the repetitive nature of these modules, the building has been compared to the Benoy-designed Bullring in Birmingham, UK whose chainmail-effect facade has become iconic in the commercial sector.
The majority of the 6,200 artworks housed within the building are European pieces from the 15th to the 20th century, with an additional range of Mexican artworks, religious relics and historical artefacts. These features will be hung over six floors in a continuous exhibition space, leading to a cantilevering top level which is flooded with natural light. Elsewhere in the volume is a 350-seat auditorium, a library, offices, a restaurant, a gift shop and a multi-purpose gathering lounge.