David Chipperfield Architects: Museo Jumex
Fundacio Jumex & Arquine, 2022
The definitive account of Chipperfield’s much-lauded Mexico City art museum.
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.