Baroque Museum in Puebla Technical Information
- Architects: Toyo Ito · Toyo Ito’s Work | Toyo Ito’s Bibliography
- Location: Puebla, Mexico
- Material: Structure reinforced concrete
- Typology: Cultural Architecture / Museum
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: © Takayuki Ohara © Luis Gordoa
There are so many constraints on the architect that public buildings almost never feel free or enjoyable.
– Toyo Ito
Baroque Museum in Puebla Photographs
Baroque Museum in Puebla by Toyo Ito Description
Designed by the Japanese Toyo Ito, the Interactive museum was financed with investments from the federal and state governments as well as private initiative. It showcases the best of international baroque pieces from Brazil, Cuba, China, Spain, France, United States, Guatemala, Peru, Portugal and 21 museums besides Mexican foundations.
The new International Baroque Museum, of 18,000 square meters length, is considered as one of the most ambitious in the history of Puebla. The two-story building host permanent exhibition halls and has areas dedicated to science, nature and scientific experimentation. The program includes an auditorium, a terrace and an outdoor patio.
Its permanent galleries feature: Teatro Mundi (Mundi Theatre), Angelópolis, Sentimiento barroco (Baroque feeling), Pintura y escultura (Painting and sculpture), Letras barrocas, (Baroque lyrics), Deleitar y conmover (Delight and move), Artificios diluidos (Diluted Artifices) and Barroco contemporáneo (Contemporary Baroque), which offer a comprehensive view of the different art manifestations from its origins to the present day.
The International Baroque Museum is located in Atlixcáyotl between the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey (ITESM, campus Puebla ) (ITESM, for its acronym in Spanish), and via Municipio Libre, south of the city of Puebla.