MAXXI as you’ve never seen it before

19 February – 17 March
Galleria 1 Hall

A space fitted out with the large model, drawings and plans by Zaha Hadid Architects and four large photos by Iwan Baan together with site videos and images recounting the story of the museum from its design to its construction. And available for consultation for the first time the albums of the working drawings.

For the occasion, every Tuesday and Thursday (at 12.00 and 17.00) and every Saturday (at 11.30 and 12.00) MAXXI is offering its visitors free guided visits* to MAXXI’s “secret” spaces, its usually inaccessible areas, to discover the techniques and materials that made possible its realisation and to fully appreciate this fascinating building.

/Meeting point: the large-scale model of the museum
What is MAXXI? How does it fit together? How was it built? The site, the construction of the great building

//On the ramp leading to the exhibition galleries
The functioning of the museum machine, the materials, the technology

///In Gallery 4
The technical wall, the ventilation and climate control systems

////Access to the roof and the “scala a goccia”
The skylights, the grilles, natural light and artificial light
The tour then proceeds outside to examine the remarkable façade with the security staircases which is not usually accessible.

*Free guided visits with the purchase of a museum entrance ticket – for groups of a maximum of 30 people while places available

“Abstraction and power, fluidity and transparency, continuity and instability.
On the MAXXI site, the prevailing idea was that of a process bringing together the design themes, the technology and the various phases of construction.’

Margherita Guccione, Director MAXXI Architettura

Do you have a Twitter and/or Instagram profile? Describe your visit to MAXXI, invite your friends to explore Zaha Hadid’s museum through your eyes and your suggestions. Tweet comments and publish photos using the #mytour hashtag and inserting @Museo_MAXXI. Every day we’ll be selecting the best contents to construct a video-review in the museum hall.

Iwan Baan, MAXXI, Novembre 2009 (part.)