Museum of Northern Cultures (Paquimé Cultural Center)

Museo de las Culturas del Norte

The design of this museum is inspired by the ceremonial mound in Paquimé. Its circular layout displays a fragment of the Casas Grandes meteorite which the people of Paquimé took as a sign from the gods to found their city.  

Built by architect Mario Schjetnan, its architecture and courtyards incorporate the textures and tones of the desert landscape. In 1995, the project was awarded the International Committee of Architectural Critics’ Prize in their Biennial Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


Museo de las Culturas del Norte, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México

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