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Museo del Acero
Miguel A Fuentes Download Original
- Begun: Mar 2006
- Completed: 2007
- Floor area: 15,000m2
- Sectors: Arts and culture, Industrial
- Total cost: £35M
- Tender date: Jan 2006
- Procurement: AIA Document B151-1997 Abbreviated Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect
- Address: Avenida Fundidora y Adolfo Prieto, Parque Fundidora, Colonia Obrera, Monterrer Nuevo Leon, C.P 64010, Mexico
Museo del Acero (Museum of Steel), built in and around a decommissioned blast furnace in Monterrey, Mexico
Situated in the Parque Fundidora, a National Industrial Archeological Heritage Site that receives more than two million visitors per year, the museum was completed in autumn 2007 when the city hosted the International Culture Forum.
The design converts the 70-metre-high furnace structure into a series of habitable volumes, adding 9,000m2 of indoor and outdoor museum space.
Intended to host an exposition of steel, the museum is being created partially as an adaptive re-use of the furnace, its platforms, tanks and control rooms, and partially as a new extension adjacent to the existing complex. A pyrotechnic “Furnace Show”, housed in the old Cast Hall, brings the blast furnace itself to simulated life and allows visitors the unique experience of touring inside it.