The MAXXI, the museum of XXI century art in Rome and the first Italian building by Zaha Hadid, pays tribute to its creator with the exhibition “'Italia di Zaha Hadid ”. It is an opportunity to rediscover the Italian designs of the famous architect presented in the pages of Floornature.
The MAXXI is not the only museum that Zaha Hadid designed in Italy. Two years ago the Messner Mountain Museum Corones in Plan de Corones, the last of six museums dedicated to the mountains of climber Reinhold Messner, was opened. As part of the editorial team of Floornature and Livegreenblog, Christiane Bürklein took part in the atmospheric opening, and here is the live report from 2015!
From the mountains to the sea, with a maritime port, the Manfredi dock, in the commercial and tourist port of Salerno. A stop for another means of transport, a train station, was the last Italian work by Zaha Hadid. It is the new station of the High Speed Rail Line in Afragola, Naples, opened on 11th June and still under completion. This project, like many others, is being completed by theZaha Hadid Architects studio after the unexpected death of the Anglo-Iraqi architect in March 2016. This brief overview ends with an interior design project forthe Stuart Weitzman flagship store in via Sant'Andrea, Milan, designed by Zaha Hadid and opened during Milan Fashion Week 2013.
Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects