Museum of Immortality II, installed at Mexico City’s largest public park.
Design Week Mexico, (the nonprofit organization for promoting design events in Mexico), in collaboration with Museo Tamayo, have unveiled a design for the major public architectural pavilion called “Museum of Immortality II”. This spectacular pavilion was designed by the German architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller.
Museum of Immortality II
The pavilion is located in Mexico’s largest public park called the “Chapultepec Park” which is beside the brutalist art museum one of the sophisticated museums in Mexico, completed in 1981 by architects Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky.
It was suggested that this pavilion will be a cultural attraction at Chapultepec Park for the Mexicans until spring 2017.
The pavilion structure was inspired from the 19th century by the Russian philosopher Nikolai Federov’s notion of the “common task”, which envisions the creation of the social and political conditions necessary to achieve technological immortality and material resurrection for all men who have ever lived.
The new “Museum of Immortality II” in Mexico city will become the museum of immortality’s first vertical configuration, after the previous horizontally displayed project in Beirut, known as “Museum of Immortality I”, and it will resemble a hybrid between mausoleum and space capsule.
Steel frames are assembled into an eight-meter-high hexagonal arrangement, with transparent and translucent perspex boxes slotted in between the gaps. The modules are designed to evoke both sarcophagi – a nod to Mexico’s death cults – and vitrines used to display objects in museums.
The architectural structure is additionally accompanied by a 30-minute video by Anton Vidokle and Oleksiy Radynski which explores the theoretical premises of the project.