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Monterrey Building – Horno Alto #3
Museo del Acero – Museum of Steel, Mexico – design by Grimshaw, architects
21 Feb 2008
Horno Alto 3 : Museo Del Acero Monterrey
Grimshaw’s adaptation of one of Monterrey’s most famous landmarks the Horno Alto #3, into a museum of steel celebrates the Mexican city’s industrial heritage. Formerly a working blast furnace, the reconceived building incorporates elements which showcase the most advanced methods of steel fabrication, including a tessellated steel plate roof and a single-span helical stair with cantilevering treads.
The museum opened in September 2007 to coincide with the city’s hosting of the International Forum of Cultures. The transformation from industrial behemoth to museum was celebrated with an opening event where the museum was officially inaugurated by José Natividad González Parás, Governor of the state of Nuevo León.
Museo del Acero Monterrey information / images from Grimshaw Architects 210208
Museo del Acero Mexico design : Grimshaw
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Key Project by the practice:
Bijlmer Station expansion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
photo © Ger Van Der Vlugt
Grimshaw : Dutch building
Mexico City House by Pascal Arquitectos
Mexican Hotel Building by Pascal Arquitectos
Mexico House by Hernández de la Garza
Museo del Acero Monterrey : Grimshaw Architects
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