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

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Signature Legorreta + Legorreta elements abound in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
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Fun Fact
Every year, the Museum provides almost 200,000 hours of science and social studies education for Texas students.

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