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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, who at 38 was the youngest architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion in 2018, has been selected to design the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new $500 million modern and contemporary art wing. the museum announced on Sunday.

“This is a very large order,” museum director Max Hollein said in a phone interview. “This collection will continue to grow more significantly than any other area.”

“She is a strong voice in architectural discourse,” he added of Escobedo. “She produces very contemporary buildings that are rooted in a modern canon.”

Escobedo, 42, is a surprising choice for such an important assignment, given that she is relatively young, has mainly designed temporary structures and is not a household name. But she said she felt fearless and excited about the task.