The government of Puebla (Mexico) has awarded to a La Peninsular-led consortium the Baroque International Museum PPP project.
The preferred bidder is a consortium formed by La Peninsular, Operadora y Administración Técnica, Promotora de Cultura Yaxche y Concretos, and Obra Civil del Pacífico. The consortium was the only bidder in the final stage of the tender process, which had been re-launched on July 22nd of this year.
The project will be developed on a build, finance, operation and maintenance basis for a period of 23 years and 4 months. The new museum will be design by Toyo Ito who won the Pritzker Prize for Architecture 2013. The preferred bidder will also be responsible of the museum equipment.
The new building will have a total of 18,000 m2. It will be divided into two main levels and basement, with a total of eight museum exhibition halls, two of them for temporary exhibitions and one for special collections. The project will also have restoration workshops, library, auditorium and service areas.
The investment amount for the project is estimated at P1390 million (US$16.2 million), of which the preferred bidder will invest a total of P890 million (US$68 million). The National Fund of Infrastructure will invest the remaining P500 million (US$38.2 million).
The "Museo Internacional del Barroco" will have pieces from five different museums: Arte Virreinal, Alfeñique, Bello; Santa Mónica and the Museo Arte Popular Religioso Poblano. The new museum will also have pieces from Puebla's cathedral.
A previous tender process was published on April 24th. The companies involved were: Prodemex-Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana de Infraestructura, Marhnos Turismo, Abengoa México, Ingeniería y Desarrollo Inmobiliario, Tradeco Infraestructura, and La peninsular.