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MAXXI: National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy
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MAXXI: National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy

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In Roman numbers, the 21st century is XXI—Italy's first national museum of architecture and art is aptly named MAXXI.

About Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum:

Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Built: 1998 – 2009
Size: 322,917 square feet (30,000 square meters)
Construction Materials: glass, steel and cement

What People Are Saying About MAXXI:

"It is a stunning building, with flowing ramps and dramatic curves cutting through the interior spaces at improbable angles. But it has only one register—loud."—Dr. Cammy Brothers, University of Virginia, 2010 (Michelangelo, Radical Architect) [accessed March 5, 2013]

Learn More:

Source: MAXXI Project Summary (PDF) and Zaha Hadid Architects website. Accessed November 13, 2012.

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