Completed in 2007 by Rojkind Arquitectos, Nestlé Chocolate Museum is designed as a new object that appears with the spectacular nature of a window display. This new museum building is located on the side of the highway at the entrance to Toluca, offering an interesting appearance with its zigzagging origami structure.
This museum building sits on the edge of a 300-meter long generic industrial complex, comes as a new object to invite everyone on an emotional tour of the chocolate factory that rivals Tim Burton’s imagination. The zigzagging origami rises from the garden level and it also becomes an entrance to the magical world of a chocolate factory.
There is a staircase at the back area of the building that engulfs the students’ groups with a trumpeted and faceted prism. The unfolding kaleidoscope has triangles made from different shades of white to accentuate the different planes while the lobby opens up the stunning view of high voltage towers, highway, and billboards to give way to the visitors between the chocolate-bar shaped sofas and information desk.
The theater space in this museum building encloses the visitors for a few minutes to introduce them to the candy’s liquid world virtually. The amazing tour begins from there through the corridors, observation decks, and tunnels over the factory’s halls. There is also a store that invites visitors to check out some interesting objects to take them home.
Nestlé Chocolate Museum Gallery
Photographers: Guido Torres and Paul Rivera