Museo Internacional Barroco by Toyo Ito

A museum of Baroque art and culture in Puebla, Mexico.
Toyo Ito & Associates designed the Museo Internacional del Barroco for a plot on the edge of a park near the city of Puebla. It hosts examples of Baroque art ranging from painting, sculpture and fashion to architecture, music, theatre, literature and food. Fluted slabs white concrete with a bush-hammered finish forms the walls, while a crescent-shaped pond wraps the building, intended to create a visual connection with the park. Terraces overlook the adjacent greenery, while galleries are arranged around a central courtyard covered in a thin film of water by a fountain.