As part of the many surprises that IEREK presents is a tour at the MAXXI Museum on the second Green Urbanism conference day after the presentations of that day. The MAXXI Museum is the Italian National Museum of the 21st Century of contemporary art and architecture in the Flaminio Quartiere of Roma, Italy.
The Architectural building project devoted to the national center for the contemporary art and architecture was designed by the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid whose design was selected by the ministry of Cultural Heritage from among 273 candidates from all over the world. Zaha Hadid’s proposal won because of its ability to integrate with the urban fabric and for its innovative architecture reflecting the potentials of the new institution.
The MAXXI museum design is very unique, and different environments coexist in a sequence of galleries illuminated with natural light filtered via a special roof system. There is no doubt that the tour is not only interesting but also an addition to any architect’s background.