ADVANCED INTERLAYER SOLUTIONS
One of six projects shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize in 2016, the Museo Jumex, the first building in Latin America designed by renowned British architect Sir David Chipperfield. The Museo Jumex is the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo’s main platform. The Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo was established to foster the production and discussion of contemporary art, diffusing information about it while finding innovative ways to promote art and culture. It accomplishes this through the Colección Jumex, the foundation’s art collection, and the Museo Jumex, a site for the exhibition and activation of contemporary art.
The collection, owned by collector Eugenio Lopez, heir to the Jumex fruit-juice company fortune, comprises over 2,900 artworks by contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons, Olafus Eliasson and Tacita Dean, as well as a selection from Mexican artists Abraham Cruzvillegas and Mario Garcia Torres.
The facility, which features walls of concrete and locally sourced travertine, was opened in 2013 and more than doubled the exhibition space of the collection’s previous home. It makes significant use of advanced internal and external glazing solutions to satisfy the architect’s interest in using natural light as much as possible.
Mounted on 14 columns − which allows the grounfloor to open out to a urrounding public plaza − the museum includes five floors, three of which are dedicated exhibition spaces. There are also levels for educational and academic programs, a bookstore, a café and the foundation’s headquarters.
The glazing solutions used in the structure incorporate SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers from Trosifol in order provide optimal light transmittance, strength and safety. The large glazed panels, some as big as 1.2 x 6.0 m (3.9 x 20 ft), comprise two 10 mm annealed glass panes sandwiching a 1.52 mm (60 Mil) SentryGlas® interlayer.