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MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
via Guido Reni 4A, Roma, Italia
Architekt: Zaha Hadid
Photo: Roland Halbe

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The MAXXI, Italian: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, or National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture in the Flaminio quartiere of Rome, Italy. The museum is managed by a foundation created by the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali, the Italian ministry of cultural heritage. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha Hadid and committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture.
The project was first announced in 2000 and took over 10 years to complete, during which time there have been six changes of national government in Italy.
The design of Zaha Hadid was the winner of an international design competition.
The site of the new museum was that of a disused military compound, the former Caserma Montello. The competition proposal by Zaha Hadid envisaged the construction of five new structures, only one of which has been actually built.
The art installation and the opening of MAXXI, in 2010, were photographed by Simone Cecchetti, who was chosen from national photography competition.
The Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) 2010 Stirling Prize for architecture has been awarded to MAXXI. In its 15th year, the award is presented annually for the best new European building, built or designed in Britain, judged to have made the greatest contribution to the evolution of British architecture.
The building is a composition of bending oblong tubes, overlapping, intersecting and piling over each other, resembling a piece of massive transport infrastructure.
The structure of the new building of the museum is composed of curved side walls made in self-consolidating concrete, the horizontal structures are mostly made of black-painted steel profiles, sometimes clad with fiber-reinforced concrete panels, as for the roof trusses.
The MAXXI consists of two museums: "MAXXI art" and "MAXXI architecture". In addition to the two museums, the MAXXI also features an auditorium, a library and media library specialized in art and architecture, a bookshop, a cafeteria, a bar/restaurant, galleries for temporary exhibition, performances, educational activities. The large public square designed in front of the museum is planned to host art works and live events.
The MAXXI has been acclaimed by The Guardian as "Hadid's finest built work to date" and a masterpiece fit to sit alongside Rome's ancient wonders. The outdoor courtyard surrounding the museum provides a venue for large-scale works of art.
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* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Belle composition et cadrage !
2 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to * Didier 85 *
Merci Didier 85 !!
2 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Una gran pena por el fallecimiento de Zaha Hadid, la gran arquitecta anglo iraquí.....
2 years ago.