MAXXI; National Museum of the 21st Century Arts opened in 2010 is an exhibition and art space that devoted to contemporary creativity, arts and architecture. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, it is a space where contemporary language of design, fashion, cinema, art and architecture can meet in new dialogue.
The building integrates itself with it’s surroundings and re-interprets it’s urban grids to generate it’s own geometry complexity. Through the flow of it’s walls that constantly intersect and separate to create indoor and outdoor spaces. MAXXI express itself through glass, steel and cement achieving great curatorial flexibility and variety.
The two museums – MAXXI art and MAXXI architecture – revolve around the full-height grand hall, from where the reception services, the cafeteria, the bookshop, the didactic laboratories, the auditorium, the live event halls, the galleries dedicated to temporary exhibitions and the collections of graphics and photography are accessed.