MAXXI – Zaha Hadid architects

The first few posts would be dedicated to some of the contemporary architecture I came across during my summer Internship in Torino , Italy.I had managed to cover three European nations, Italy, France and Switzerland.

During my visit to Rome , a city more famous for the ancient architectural wonders like the Colosseum and pantheon, I came across this truly contemporary museum by Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid’s works were always fascinating to watch because of the surprising form it had to offer. Since it was the first work of Zaha Hadid  I came across in real life, it added to the enthusiasm. In a city of Ancient architecture her building has managed to create an identity of its own. That clearly shows her skill. Structural and Aesthetics like this draws me more into the field of architecture

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General Info:

The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity, located in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome, Italy. It is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha Hadid and committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture.

Description:
The building is a composition of bending oblong tubes, overlapping, intersecting and piling over each other, resembling a piece of massive transport infrastructure.

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”[1] and a masterpiece fit to sit alongside Rome’s ancient wonders.

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