The Papalote Children’s Museum was inaugurated in 1993. In 2013 the renovation strategy sought to generate new exhibition areas without expanding square footage of the building. The outdoor space is integrated to the existing museum and seeks to raise the awareness of children and adults in the processes and cycles of nature by exhibiting the five ecosystems found in the Valley of Mexico. The project is shaped by the topography and integrates different types of vegetation as well as water bodies to properly recreate each environment and their way of function. At the same time, the outdoor space, recognizes
its placement in the Chapultepec forest, understanding the urban condition and the need of green areas. The project looks to break the paradigms of the museum, in thematically and museologically, by establishing new open spaces within the path-circuit of the museum. The outdoor space recover permeable surfaces and integrates sustainable systems in order to improve the maintenance of the museum as well as to act according to the principles and values the museum implemented with the renovation. The museum sought to be a paradigm with an outdoor program, introducing awareness and knowledge by exploration, contemplation and tours taking care of nature.