Architecture as a Book of Fiction: Craig Dykers on the Snøhetta-Designed Museum of Environmental Sciences in Mexico

Museum of Environmental Sciences (MCA) of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG). Image © Eduardo Santana Hernandez

In Mexico, until recently, unknown to many, an architectural project has been slowly revealing itself to society. The Environmental Sciences Museum (MCA for its Spanish acronym) of the University of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco is one of the most ambitious architectural projects in Western Mexico. Not only because of its unusual architecture but also because of how it seeks to communicate the mission of a natural history museum, one that can hardly be called traditional.

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