Roma, Italia
Zaha Hadid
Alessandra Chemollo
lackierter verzinkter stahl
The project by Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzkler prize in 2004, situated in Rome and opened in 2015, is part of the urban fabric of the Flaminio district and creates a large block establishing a strong sense of continuity with the former Montello barracks, which has been transformed with a new function. What stands out about the architecture of the museum is its complex volumetric arrangement, with the sinuous and interrupted lines of the walls, the protruding prismatic shapes, the smooth, uninterrupted surface of the concrete; of particular note is also the experimentation with the idea of an exhibition area, with the interweaving of the itineraries and levels, and the skilful game of the light that filters through the roof in the succession of rooms, galleries and multifarious spaces. Most striking of all is the vast entrance hall, which is as high as the whole building and opens onto the street thanks to long horizontal cuts: these are transparent, curved and straight walls, where the entrances to the museum are located, with extremely high doors with a single pane of glass, and characterised by their clear profiles with a limited section of the solid, secure, high performance EBE 85 system. During the restoration of the Montello Barracks the original wooden doors and windows were replaced with EBE 65 profiles in painted galvanised steel.