MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts by Zaha Hadid
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, instituted by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities is Italy’s first national public museum dedicated to contemporary creativity. Zaha Hadid, the winner of the 1999 international design competition for this project is currently approaching completion in Rome’s Flaminio neighborhood, on the site of the former Montello Barracks. Since 2003 an experimental and innovative construction site has been working to complete this new, ultramodern and contemporary museum. The museum runs over a surface area of 27,000 square meters, the complex was designed in such a way that it acts as home to two individual institutions: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture. The MAXXI’s 27,000 square meters include in addition to the two museums, an auditorium, a library and media library, a bookshop, a cafeteria, temporary exhibition spaces, various open spaces for live events, commercial activities, workshops and spaces of study and recreation.
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