MCHAP Selects Anahuacalli Museum Reworking and Enlargement by Taller | Mauricio Rocha in Mexico Metropolis as its 2023 Winner
The transforming and enlargement of the Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico Metropolis by Taller | Mauricio Rocha is the 2023 recipient of the Mies Crown Corridor Americas Prize (MCHAP), the biennial prize that acknowledges a constructed work within the Americas that finest embodies architectural excellence. The winner announcement was made by MCHAP Director Dirk Denison and Jury Chair Sandra Barclay on the MCHAP Symposium and Gala Awards Profit Dinner that passed off in Chicago at S. R. Crown Corridor on the Illinois Institute of Expertise’s historic Mies campus this Friday, March 24, 2023.
Awarded by the Illinois Institute of Expertise (IIT) School of Structure, the 2023 version chosen the Anahuacalli enlargement, from six finalist works chosen by the jury from amongst almost 300 nominations submitted by MCHAP’s world community. The MCHAP 2023 jury comprising Sandra Barclay, Mónica Bertolino, Dirk Denison (ex officio), Alejandro Echeverri, Julie Eizenberg, and Philip Kafka, praised the profitable scheme for making a “delicate, open dialogue with the prevailing Anahuacalli Museum, conceived by the artist Diego Rivera within the Forties and realized over the next many years in collaboration with the architect Juan O’Gorman”.
The Anahuacalli Museum articulates ancestral tradition, nature, and the neighborhood in an distinctive approach. [..] It does so by way of an architectural intervention that reinterprets and accompanies in a up to date key the robust presence of the pre-existence of this website.
—Mónica Bertolino, MCHAP 2023 jury member.
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The Anahuacalli Museum reworking and enlargement, accomplished in June 2021, by Taller | Mauricio Rocha introduces three new buildings: storage, a workshop, and places of work, together with a walkway that integrates these additions with the unique museum. As well as, the venture converts a number of current constructions to new makes use of and redesigns parts of the museum’s exhibitions. Addressing the distinctive heritage of the location, the intervention presents new public areas and alternatives to come across Rivera’s assortment of pre-Hispanic artwork. Mauricio Rocha, the designer of the Anahuacalli enlargement, will obtain $50,000 in funding towards analysis and the event of a publication in addition to the MCHAP Chair of Structure at IIT.
The way in which the museum extension mingles with the panorama speaks volumes about the place structure is headed, and the best way it honors the previous is fearless, heartfelt, and unique.
—Julie Eizenberg, MCHAP 2023 jury member.
The 2023 Americas Prize acknowledges the best-built work within the Americas accomplished between December 2018 and June 2021. MCHAP launched its fourth prize cycle in Venice, Italy, in August 2021. The community of nominators submitted initiatives for consideration starting in November of that yr. MCHAP introduced a jury collection of 39 excellent initiatives in June 2022. In February of this yr, it introduced its six finalists in Medellín, Colombia. The opposite 5 finalists for the 2023 Americas Prize are:
The night’s program additionally acknowledged two particular honorees for his or her longstanding contributions to architectural excellence: Lynn Osmond, CEO of Select Chicago, and Sharon Prince, founding father of Design for Freedom and CEO and founding father of the Grace Farms Basis.