This is a rendering of the new Jumex Collection museum planned for the Polanco-Irrigacion area, as designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Chipperfield was himself in Mexico City a few weeks ago to present the plans to the press (the red dot near the bottom of the photo is the architect's moving laser pointer).
That huge vase-like structure behind Chipperfield's limestone design is Carlos Slim's planned Soumaya. The challenges facing Eugenio Lopez in this setting may sound almost insurmountable. His new museum will be set in a small wedge-shaped parcel, on a hectic boulevard, and buffeted by commercial high-rises and a guaranteed dazzler in the Slim project.
This will force the collection to exert its pulling power -- great contemporary art, and lots of it -- almost as strenuously as it did when it competed for attention an hour north in Ecatepec. We'll see how it all turns out in the coming months and years.