Located in the center of the metropolis, the museum needs additional space to display the works of young contemporary artists. For this, galleries with a total area of 1,500 sq. m, as well as an audience for 300 spectators; the total cost of the project is more than $ 5 million.
The new wing of the museum is a glazed volume passing through the old building; the latter is a 1903 exhibition pavilion, built on the 80th anniversary of Mexico's independence.
Across the elongated inner space of the cathedral-like pavilion, there will be a glass parallelepiped, on one side protruding far out from the wall of the old museum. Under it, wide platforms will be erected, connected by an elevator and stairs, which, in turn, will be enclosed in a red rectangular tower.