In 2011, the Marvell Architecture Group announced plans to transform the brick factory in central Mexico into an internationally renowned museum, an international market and a new airport.
Now, in the wake of a decade-long international push for more sustainable development and a global push for the kind of clean architecture that makes the world a better place, Marvell’s project is being hailed by architects and policymakers across the globe as an example of the kind the world needs to build a more sustainable future.
“When we announced our plan for a world museum, we knew that it would be a very big step in the right direction,” says Marvell CEO David Marsello.
“We knew that we would be in a position to build the best museum in the world, and we were really hoping that we could build it in Mexico.”
As a result, Marsellos team created an ambitious plan to transform a brick-making and shipping warehouse into a museum, a market and an airport.
The museum, designed by renowned architect David Marvell, would be open to the public for three years, opening to the general public on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
In addition to a permanent exhibition, the museum would also feature a permanent visitor center that would showcase the history of the factory.
After a series of public events, the plan was approved by the Mexican government in January of this year.
Now Marvell has created a three-phase project to transform its former brick-producing factory into the museum and a major tourist destination.
Museum Phase 1: The World Museum Phase 2: The Future of Art Museum Phase 3: The Museum Phase 1 will be open for public tours starting this September.
Each of the three phases of the project will include a permanent museum, with the final phase being completed by 2020.
This is not the first time Marvell and the Marvines have transformed a brick plant into an art gallery.
They’ve transformed a textile factory into an urban market and the building of the city’s largest shopping mall.
At the time of the plan’s announcement, Mexico was one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., with an annual population of more than 10 million.
The city had a total of more that 10,000 square meters of retail space, including a number of major retailers, restaurants and retail stores.
Now, after decades of rebuilding the factory, Marvies team hopes to restore that momentum.
According to Marvells CEO, the factory was the biggest in the region, with more than 150 employees.
Marvell plans to turn the factory into what it describes as a “cultural hub,” featuring a large, modern building that would be dedicated to the future of art and architecture.
When the first phase of the Marvel museum project is completed, the facility will be a museum and market, with a planned exhibition on May 1, 2020, at the World Museum in Tokyo.
But Marvell also hopes to expand the museum to include a new public space in the center of the building.
Currently, the Museum Phase two exhibit is slated to open in November 2020, and the final phases of construction will begin in 2019.
With the museum open, the company will focus on the future, planning to expand its public space to include restaurants and other retail, housing and even a new museum.
“Our goal is to do it at the right time and in the best way possible,” says Michael Muhlberg, Marvels general manager for Mexico.
As the museum will be the largest building in Mexico, it will be important for Marvell to focus on expanding its public spaces in the city.
To do so, Marvell will partner with the city of Mexico to design and build a public plaza that will span the entire length of the site.
Marvell will also have a partnership with the Mexican Ministry of Tourism to create a public space that will showcase the museum as a destination.