Nestle Chocolate Museum in Mexico by Rojkind Arquitectos
Everyone knows about a great chocolate company Nestle. But do you know about its chocolate museum in Mexico City near Toluca? Michel Rojkind, the 38-year-old principal of Rojkind Arquitectos, put together a team that created a 300-meter long museum along the motorway as the new image of the factory. The project took a mere 2.5 months to finish, including design and construction. This complex consists of museum, a shop, a theatre, and direct access to the factory as well. It is probably the first chocolate museum ever to be called both a piece of origami and a shipping container.
The architects’ concept is a playful folding shape that is evocative of an origami shaped bird, or maybe a spaceship. They even say it may be the famous Mexican folk art animal sculptures, 'Alebrije'. However, this spectacular scarlet building can’t be unnoticed by anyone driving to Toluca.