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The Grand Mayan World Museum

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4A Arquitectos S.C.P.
 
location Yucatán, Mérida
function museum
contributed by Trespa

The curvaceous form of this museum of Mayan civilastion looks like a nest, with interweaving green bands that appear to hold the glass against the steel structure. But the coloured strips are not for structural aid - likened by the architects to spreading branches, they are intended to symbolise the ceiba, a sacred tree in Yucatán state. This is not the only use of metaphor in the design - outside, a botanical garden links back to the ceiba and angled entrance steps evoke Mayan pyramids.

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The Grand Mayan World Museum
Address
Calle 60 Norte 299 E
Mexico
https://www.granmuseodelmundomaya.com.mx/
Project is public!
Opening hours Wed - Mon: 08:00 - 17:00
Completion 2012
Floor area/size 22600 m2
Architect4A Arquitectos S.C.P.
supplierTrespa
 
Project ID 20895
Latitude/Longitude 21°02'04N 89°37'42W
Contributed by Trespa
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