Grimshaw Architects, N.Y.
Museum is based on the recovery and reuse of the original structure of the
iconic last standing steel foundry furnace no3 inside the Historical Fundidora Park. The design involves industrial
archeology, and diverse sustainability
strategies like the use of recycled steel materials found on site, and stormwater harvesting
The landscape project is based on a narrative
of the process of steel making.
Besides of the outdoor rooms, plazas and fountains created by the
landscape project, an important part of it is also ibased on its green roofs.
Particularly the 7,532 ft2 extensive green roof located on top of
circular structure made out of steel, with a pleated surface of triangular sections planted with
sedums which has become a symbol.
Other 10,760 ft2 are covered
with intensive green roofs planted with native grasses.
Togheter, these 18,
292 ft2 represented,
at the Museum´s openning date in 2008,
the largest greenroof in Latin
America and the only one with this particular geometry.