LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA ELEMENTS

The new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History building is an innovative work of architecture designed by the highly acclaimed architectural firm, Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City.  The architect describes the 166,000-square-foot facility as a very happy environment – a building for kids, young people and adults. Some of the signature architectural Legorreta elements include:

  • Bright colors of Latin America including deep red, yellow, blue, bright pink, and purple

  • Entire design pattern based on the square shape

  • Courtyards and water element reflective of Mexico’s arid climate

  • Extensive use of glass and openness

  • Barrel vaulting

  • Space layout is from compression to expansion

  • Labor intensive stone and plaster masonry

  • Vertical planes instead of columns to define space

  • Extensive indirect lighting

  • Minimalist architecture

  • Urban Lantern

  • Extensive use of glass and openness

Hero: 

 

Teaser: 
Signature Legorreta + Legorreta elements abound in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Thumbnail: 

Fun Fact
Every year, the Museum provides almost 200,000 hours of science and social studies education for Texas students.

Omni Films callout

Omni Films

Press Room callout

Skyline callout

employment callout

Site Design by {algo+rhythm}