Monday, October 18, 2010

MENDES DA ROCHA - MUSEUM OF MINING AND METAL


Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Arte 3 - Museum of Mining and Metal , Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil

When the local government was moved to the new Administrative City many old buildings next to Praça da Liberdade square were left. The new Cultural Circuit (Circuito Cultural Praça da Liberdade) intend to take advantage of this important group of buildings and their special location. The Museum of Mining and Metal occupies one of this buildings.
Paulo and Pedro Mendes da Rocha refurbished it, just adding some facilities, like the glass elevator, the staircase or the new roof that covers the former courtyard. They used the red color to unify the new elements


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Exhibition hall perspective. The walls itself become part of the exhibition


Multiple-height hall view. The skylight allows sun entrance


New staircase volume view from the upper level


Overall view from southeast


North façade