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Friday, November 13, 2009

Maxxi Museum - Zaha Hadid

The new Maxxi museum, located in the northern outskirts of the city center of Rome, is quite beautiful on its own. Visual context is not much of an issue. The museum is mostly inward-facing, light funnels down from skylights above, into the circulation and gallery spaces. Access to the exterior views is limited. The long interior spaces are the most striking, with the fins reinforcing the mobile program of the circulation zones. Zaha's work has always been about lines, speed and movement and the Maxxi museum is no different. Take a look at the NYTimes slideshow for some more images.

via NYTimes

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