The Most Contemporary Building World MAXXI MUSEUM OF XXI CENTURY ARTS by Zaha Hadid Architects
We want to review MAXXI which is actually stands for Museum of 21st Century Arts. It is the first Italian public museum designed in contemporary creativity, arts and architecture. The idea comes from early 1998 when the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage desire to ensure the great cultural traditions of Italy’s past should not be denied a prospect for continuity in the future. It was conceived to promote today’s artistic expressions which will become the next cultural heritage. Beside being a place to exhibit art, the MAXXI was also planned as a research workshop for different contemporary languages of design, fashion and cinema to establish a dialogue with art and architecture . Three key words which inspired its cultural design are innovation, multiculturalism and interdisciplinary.
It’s not only design museum, but the main force of the site is the walls that separate to create both indoor and outdoor spaces. The walls create major streams and minor streams. The major streams are the galleries, while the connections and the bridges belong to minor streams. The L-shaped footprint that meanders between existing buildings is very unique. The design resulted an urban cultural centre where a dense texture of interior and exterior spaces have been intertwined and superimposed over one another. The galleries are suitable for big works of art and challenge curators to think creatively in displaying smaller pieces. The galleries give the chance to the visitors to see art from different perspectives.
In this projects, Hadid and her partner, Patrik Schumacher, use an approach of a building as a “quasi-urban field, a ‘world’ to dive into rather than a signature object which is incorporates a military building on Via Guido Reni to the south and carves out a public plaza running the length of the site to Via Masaccio on the north. You can also ask about furniture museum and trend of museum.
In Rome, it is become an interesting destination to enjoy the great contemporary design of this museum especially the museum lighting. It is also become inspiration, obstacle, and challenge for the architect especially.
Painting and Render by Zaha Hadid Architects, Construction Photography by Hélène Binet and Zaha Hadid Architects, Photography by Iwan Baan.