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Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries: Home of the World's Largest Mural Gets a Green Upgrade

by , 02/06/12



BNKR Arquitectura, Mexico, Mexico City, Polyforum Siquieros Galleries, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, green renovation, sustainable development, green design, sustainable design, eco design, daylighting, existing materials, remodel, The March of Humanity, mural, art,

The Polyforum Siqueiros contains a theater, galleries, and more, but the main focus is the Foro Universal, which contains the interior portion of Siqueiros mural work. The museum received a donation from a Mexican paint manufacturer to give the entire program a sustainable upgrade designed by BNKR Arquitectura to honor the historically important work on the property, including the world-famous “La Marcha de la Humanidad” mural.

Instead of completely re-designing the project, the designers replaced the former dark blue industrial carpet with a white epoxy finished floor. BNKR retained the wood-paneled ceiling and staircase but sanded them down and applied a few layers of varnish to give them new shine. And finally, a new glass window that permits plenty of daylighting also better highlights the work inside. While a new spiky ball definitely gives the original project conceived in 1967 a modern twist, overall this sustainable renovation project enhances the original purpose.

+ BNKR Arquitectura

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