MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts

Zaha Hadid Architects, Rome, 2009

 

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The centre at night 

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  • The centre at night    
  • The centre at night    
  • The upper gallery cantilevers over the facade    
  • The vast entrance facade    
  • The existing building and the new addition    
  • A giant skeleton lies under the entrance parvis     
  • The entrance parvis    
  • The centre at street level    
  • The entrance foyer    
  • The dramatic staircases    
  • The entrance level looking up to the linear rooflights     
  • The numerous bridge and stair connections    
  • Circulation within the building    
  • Circulation within the building    
  • View of a gallery and the rooflights    
  • First floor gallery    
  • Unusual cuts allow light into the building    
  • The interior space    
  • Exposed concrete    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Cross section    
  • Image of the centre    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The building under construction    
  • The approach     
  • Working detail    

Stirling Prize winning contemporary art and architecture centre

Designed to promote artistic expression, MAXXI is an exhibition space for the 21st century. Intended to promote art, workshops create a dialogue between design, fashion, cinema, art and architecture.

The geometric plan aligns itself with the two urban grids that regulate the town planning of the local area. The new interpretation of these grids create an urban cultural centre where the interior and exterior spaces are intertwined and superimposed over one another.

Situated on an L-shaped footprint the primary force of the site is the constantly intersecting walls that separate to create both indoor and outdoor spaces. Cast on-site in self-compacting concrete, with casts up to 50m long the walls create major streams and minor streams. The major streams providing the gallery spaces and the minor streams the connections and the bridges.

Data

  • Begun: 2003
  • Completed: 2009
  • Floor area: 21,200m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £128M
  • Procurement: General Contractor Tender
  • Address: Museum of XXI Century Arts, Via Guido Reni, Rome, 00196 , Italy

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