MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome , designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
The site for the museum was that of a disused military compound, The competition proposal by Zaha Hadid envisaged the construction of five new structures, only one of which has been actually built.
According to the Architect the museum is 'not a object-container, but rather a campus for art', where flows and pathways overlap and connect in order to create a dynamic and interactive space. Although the program is clear and organized in plan, flexibility of use is the main goal of the project. Zaha Hadid intended 'a new fluid kind of spatiality of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry, designed to embody the chaotic fluidity of modern life'.
The Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) 2010 Stirling Prize for architecture was awarded to the MAXXI Museum.