Located at 706 Mission St. in San Francisco, extending over the first four floors of the new 43 story mixed-use Millenium Partners building, as well as the first four floors of the adjacent Aronson Building, the new complex of the Mexican Museum is born. Expected to open on Spring 2015, TEN Arquitectos designed the interior and exterior program of the new 52,000–square-foot museum.
Spreading through, about seven times larger than its former location, the Museum Capacity will be able to show about 15,000 pieces of art regarding the Latino Community. This including a two-store gallery and showcase art previously inexistent due to space capacity. Additionally, this new complex will be able to feature significant number of displays, ranging from galleries, permanent and rotating exhibitions. Also, it will feature an education center designed to be adapted for multiple school programs, an auditorium and, finally, a restaurant. Finally, the program also includes the construction of 145 to 190 residential units besides the Aronson Building renovation, for it will be the “face” of the museum.
The Mexican Museum project is designed to be a space where not only plastic as well as performing arts are displayed, but also educational programs are developed. A cultural, pedagogic and, lastly, a recreational complex where social stimulation is enhanced.