Wednesday 27 March 2019 ore 18:30 - ore 20:00

Books at MAXXI.Looks over the city. IBM Headquarters

Carlo Scarpa room | free entry until full capacity
10 seats reserved for holders of the myMAXXI card by writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event

The story of one of the most innovative architectural projects in recent years, designed by Studio Z14.

The utterly transparent office complex, housing the new IBM headquarters, built in Rome, is thought to be an urban signal in the surrounding landscape of the area, especially at night, when it emits light from the inside towards the outside. The transparency of the volumes during the evening hours translates into a light that transforms the entire building into an urban lantern, a landmark that becomes a symbol of orientation within the city.

Three large lanterns, three glass envelops, three transparent volumes, three fragments inserted into the project, let themselves be permeated from the outside becoming places designed by light. The complex, near the ancient Via Portuense, integrates completely with the surrounding landscape and constitutes a unitary organism with the archaeological park and the surrounding green areas.

Margherita Guccione MAXXI Architecture Director
Claudio Toti President of Lamaro Appalti S.p.A.
Salvo Nania Real Estate Strategy & Operation Leader IBM Italy

Nicola Leonardi Editor-in-chief The Plan Editions

Alessandro Ridolfi Studio Z14, design architect
Eliana Cangelli Professor in Technological and Environmental Design, Sapienza University of Rome
Gerhard Hausladen Technische Universität München
Francesco Sylos Labini Studio Tecnico INGECO
Lucina Caravaggi Professor of Landscape Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome

In collaboration with Studio Z14 and The Plan Editions