The project for a new Papalote Children’s Museum is located in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. It is an ambitious project both in terms of its program requirements and the characteristics of the area. While the district is mostly urbanized, essential services such as clean water and public spaces are still lacking. Additionally, there are high levels of violence in the area.
In response, our proposal focuses on providing green areas and community spaces in Iztapalapa. The museum is part of a larger urbanization plan that includes a shopping centre and a transportation hub. Our proposal considers connecting the museum not only to the rest of the project but also to the only park walkway in the area. The museum has two main areas: the exterior ramp that seamlessly connects the four levels of the building and the interior space comprising a series of open areas for workshops and temporary exhibitions.