MUSEVI(ELEVATED MUSEUM OF VILLAHERMOSA)
Villahermosa,Tabasco, Mexico 2009 (2011)
A new elevated museum complete with an outdooramphitheater at its base. MUSEVI is phase one of a three-phased MasterPlan for Paseo Tabasco. By physically connecting two otherwise insulated lakes,Vaso Cencalli and Lagoon of Illusions, MUSEVI proposes a new form of exhibitionand public space that encourages connectivity and social gathering. Likewise, the accompanying amphitheater has become a new focal point for TomasGarrido Park. And with parts of the building protruding into and over thelandscape, the museum, at the same time, encourages an intimate and reflectivecontemplation of the surrounding nature, if not acting as an unequivocalcelebration thereof.