The National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Rome or the MAXXI is recognized as “Building of the Year” in November 2010 by the World Architecture Festival jury. Opened last year, on may 30th, MAXXI is a “must see” museum. It’s the first Italian museum dedicated to contemporary art, its spaces being dedicated to permanent collections and temporary art and architecture exhibitions.
Zaha Hadid Architects complete this project over a total period of more than 10 years, but now it’s an impressive building that integrates perfectly into the area’s typology of the Flaminio neighborhood. They use glass, concrete ans steel to give spaces a neutral appearance.
MAXXI: NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS [ROME, ITALY]
1997-2007 [under construction]
PROGRAM: Contemporary art and architecture centre, temporary exhibition spaces
CLIENT: Italian Ministry of Culture, Rome, Italy
ARCHITECT: Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Gianluca Racana [Zaha Hadid] Local Architect: ABT srl [Rome, Italy] CONSULTANTS: Structure Anthony Hunt Associates [London, UK] OK Design Group [Rome, Italy] M&E: Max Fordham and Partners [London, UK] OK Design Group [Rome, Italy] Lighting: Equation Lighting [London, UK] Acoustic: Paul Gilleron Acoustic [London, UK] SIZE/AREA : 30,000 m2
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