Fundación Jumex, México – David Chipperfield

“With this project, the questions were always: How does a foundation like this present itself to the public? What type of space works best for the art? How does it relate to the city? Then you also have to consider how to do a project in Mexico – how to optimize the light, make it suited to the climate and so on – it’s a case of putting all those things together. From the beginning I was very interested in the fact that Mexico City has a climate that allows you to explore the possibilities of opening and closing a building in a much more radical way than you could in northern Europe for instance.” – David Chipperfield