MUAC educational area – The Box
Designed by Ludens – Ivan Hernandez Quintela
As part of the new University Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City designed by Teodoro Gonzáles de León, Ludens was asked to design a structure that would respond to the numerous, broad and loosely defined activities that could take place within the educational area. Amongst these events, it was anticipated that there could be workshops for large group of students, several simultaneous small workshops of different groups of students, small informal lectures, or even informal interviews with local artists. Ludens opted to create a white box in the middle of the space separated into four L-shape sides. Each L-shape side, white on its exterior and colored and furnished on its interior, is capable of being rotated on its intersecting axis in order to open up and create different spatial compositions, where each spatial composition creates a different scenario. One could have a completely open space, or two semi open spaces, of four small and separate spaces each being supported by whatever surface one needs, white for projections, orange or green for hanging material with magnets, or shelves if production material is needed. The idea was to offer a simple system of movement that could offer a wide range of spatial flexibility.