Jul 23, 2010

Herzog & de Meuron in Mexico: the Guadalajara contemporary art museum

After plans for a Guggenheim museum fell through, officials in Guadalajara announced last December that starchitects Herzog & De Meuron (of Tate Modern in London, the Young Museum in San Francisco and Bird's Nest in Beijing fame) will design the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which is expected to be ready by 2012. 

Over six acres of land will house the museum, which not only show works by famous Mexican artists but will also collaborate with contemporary artists  to create new works. Officials hope it will position Guadalajara as a cultural destination.

The museum will be perched atop the Huentitan Canyon, an ecological reserve on the Santiago River.