Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Floor Area: 22,605 m2
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
National Competition Bidding:2009
Executive Project:2010
Building:2011 - 2012
Client:CULTUR
Design:R. Combaluzier, E. Duarte, W. Ramírez, J. Rivas
Photography:D. Cervera
A building without significance is a simple construction. This led us to search in cosmogony, the general design concept and to interpret that in a sense, ours is a culture that has flourished in the Ceiba’s shadow. The Ceiba as the sacred tree that connects the world with the underworld and the sky and the shadow as an ineffable value in a land scorched by the sun but cooled by the breeze.
The Museum welcomes to all, encouraging their participation and inviting them to tour and live a great experience in knowledge of Mayan culture and its origins; and most importantly, making us aware of the great development potential that have their descendants, and not has limits; as well as the Ceiba tree refers to the infinite and its branches reach to heaven.
All spaces of the Museum are designed to captivate and inspire love to visitors, provide them a new knowledge and will leave them with the feeling, curiosity and need to come back again. The spaces will be in constantly evolving, we will always find something new, it will be a live museum.

Premios: 2015 SEEER Prize 2015 Sustentabilidad y Eficiencia Energética en Edificaciones y Recursos / 2015 Best Emerging Culture Destination in Central & South America Leading Culture Destination Awards. London, England / 2014 Grand Prix XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 Gold Medal Museum VII Bienal Iberoamericana CIDI / 2014 Come Prize of the color XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 Award for architecture and design humanist. Domus Magazine Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 1st Place Culture I Bienal Regional de Arquitectura / 2013 National first place: Congruence in accessibility XXII Premio Obras CEMEX / 2013 International first place: Congruence in accessibility XXII Premio Obras CEMEX / 2013 Honorable Mention Culture X Bienal de Arquitectura Yucateca / 2013 Emblematic building of the year 2013 - Culture Premio Iberoamericano CIDI / 2012 Best Pahtfinder Project Partnerships Awards. London, England

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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Floor Area: 22,605 m2
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
National Competition Bidding:2009
Executive Project:2010
Building:2011 - 2012
Client:CULTUR
Design:R. Combaluzier, E. Duarte, W. Ramírez, J. Rivas
Photography:D. Cervera
A building without significance is a simple construction. This led us to search in cosmogony, the general design concept and to interpret that in a sense, ours is a culture that has flourished in the Ceiba’s shadow. The Ceiba as the sacred tree that connects the world with the underworld and the sky and the shadow as an ineffable value in a land scorched by the sun but cooled by the breeze.
The Museum welcomes to all, encouraging their participation and inviting them to tour and live a great experience in knowledge of Mayan culture and its origins; and most importantly, making us aware of the great development potential that have their descendants, and not has limits; as well as the Ceiba tree refers to the infinite and its branches reach to heaven.
All spaces of the Museum are designed to captivate and inspire love to visitors, provide them a new knowledge and will leave them with the feeling, curiosity and need to come back again. The spaces will be in constantly evolving, we will always find something new, it will be a live museum.

Premios: 2015 SEEER Prize 2015 Sustentabilidad y Eficiencia Energética en Edificaciones y Recursos / 2015 Best Emerging Culture Destination in Central & South America Leading Culture Destination Awards. London, England / 2014 Grand Prix XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 Gold Medal Museum VII Bienal Iberoamericana CIDI / 2014 Come Prize of the color XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 Award for architecture and design humanist. Domus Magazine Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura en Costa Rica / 2014 1st Place Culture I Bienal Regional de Arquitectura / 2013 National first place: Congruence in accessibility XXII Premio Obras CEMEX / 2013 International first place: Congruence in accessibility XXII Premio Obras CEMEX / 2013 Honorable Mention Culture X Bienal de Arquitectura Yucateca / 2013 Emblematic building of the year 2013 - Culture Premio Iberoamericano CIDI / 2012 Best Pahtfinder Project Partnerships Awards. London, England