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MAXXI: NATIONAL
CENTRE OF
CONTEMPORARY
ARTS
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
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MAXXI: NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS [ROME, ITALY]
1997-2005 [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
The Contemporary Art and Architecture Centre for Rome is the first national museum for contemporary art in Italy. The new
Institution has been established by act of parliament and the design of the building is the first concrete step in the creation of the
institution. A large urban site in the Flaminia district on the northern edge of the historic centre has been allocated for the build-
ing. The centre comprises spaces for permanent, temporary and commercial galleries, an architecture centre, a conference cen-
tre as well as a library.
The concept for the project is based on the idea of 'irrigating' the large urban field with linear display surfaces, weaving a dense
texture of interior and exterior spaces. The institution is thus rendered porous for the casual visitor, either providing en passe
delight or enticing entry. Our design for the Contemporary Art Centre in Rome was awarded the 1st Prize in an International
Design Competition in February 1999. We have been awarded the full contract for all architectural and engineering services.
Construction begins in 2003, and the project is scheduled for completion in 2005.
MAXXI: NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS [ROME, ITALY]
MAXXI: NATIONAL CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS [ROME, ITALY]
1997-2005 [under construction]

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