Fashion and Textile Museum :: architect
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The brilliant and bold Fashion and Textile Museum is the first building in all of Europe to be designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta, Mexico's most renowned architect. Legoretta is well known for his extraordinary ability to holistically understand the chosen environment and blend it with indigenous Mexican architectural traditions. His use of colour, light, thick, textured walls, and water, united with his consideration for culture, simplicity, privacy, environment, a modern sense of design, and the use of the structure are all of the elements that have won him extensive and international recognition. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) periodically bestows the Gold Medal Award upon leading architects "whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture." He received the Gold Medal Award for the Year 2000, representing 1 of only 57 leading architects who have been selected to receive this singular honour.

Legorreta’s 45-year long architectural career has been predominantly centred in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Some of his projects include: the Monterrey Central Library in Monterrey, Mexico, the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California and the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua.

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