YAP MAXXI 2013
Young Architects Program
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing
the only open ticket, valid for one entry to the Museum and all current exhibitions until 2121
for young people aged between 14 and 25 (not yet turned 25); for groups of 15 people or more; registered journalists with a valid ID card; La Galleria Nazionale, Museo Ebraico di Roma, Villa Medici: Accademia di Francia a Roma ticket holders; upon presentation of ID card or badge: Accademia Costume & Moda, Accademia Fotografica, Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), Biblioteche di Roma, Casa Internazionale delle Donne, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Enel (for badge holder and accompanying person), FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, IN/ARCH – Istituto Nazionale di Architettura, Interclub Welfare Card, ISFCI – Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Sapienza Università di Roma, LAZIOcrea, Officine Fotografiche, Ordine degli Assistenti Sociali, Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri, Ordine Psicologi Lazio, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Amici di Palazzo Strozzi, Poste Italiane, Rinascente, Romaeuropa Festival, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, Teatro Olimpico, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro di Roma, UIL – Unione Italiana del Lavoro, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Youthcard
upon presentation of the membership Card or Carta EFFE
valid on Wednesdays from 2 pm for high school and university students, Italian and from the European Union – upon presentation of the personal card/booklet
for all members of families consisting of two adults and at least one child (free for children under 14)
minors under 14 years of age; disabled people requiring companion; EU Disability Card holders and accompanying person; MiC employees; European Union tour guides and tour guides, licensed (ref. Circular n.20/2016 DG-Museums); 1 teacher for every 10 students; ICOM members; AMACI members; accredited journalists; myMAXXI membership cardholders; European Union students and university researchers in Art and Architecture, public fine arts academies (AFAM registered) students and Temple University Rome Campus students from Tuesday to Friday (excluding holidays); IED – Istituto Europeo di Design professors, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti professors, RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts professors; upon presentation of ID card or badge – valid for two: Collezione Peggy Guggenheim a Venezia, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Sotheby’s Preferred, MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie; on your birthday presenting an identity document; Tuesday to Thursday for admission to Gallery 1 hosting the exhibition FUORI TUTTO (from 28 June)
valid for access to the individual exhibition
for groups of 12 people in the same tour; myMAXXI membership card-holders; registered journalists with valid ID
under 14 years of age
disabled people + possible accompanying person; minors under 3 years of age (ticket not required)
MAXXI’s Collection of Art and Architecture represents the founding element of the museum and defines its identity. Since October 2015, it has been on display with different arrangements of works.
Springing MAXXI is a suspended circular fountain. The activation of segments of water along its perimeter transforms it into a multifunctional installation (fountain, sky window, theatre, space for events and play area) while two tents and the lawn that surrounds it offer comfortable seating for visitors.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Parma, Italy
With Oltre il giardino (Beyond the Garden) nature enters the museum: Pinus pinea filter the sun’s rays and emanate a typical Mediterranean fragrance; the arboreal, herbaceous and graminaceous species, recall the perfumes of the Roman countryside and in the evening the lights resemble fireflies that enlighten the space.
In Ground Atlas a wooden platform that disappears into a pool of water becomes an urban beach with large beach umbrellas offered to visitors. The beach could be used as a platform or stage for summer events, as a backdrop, amphitheatre, pool and sundeck.
Borderline is a “dividing line” that crosses the MAXXI piazza folding back on itself. Its perimeter rises up to 3 meters, offering a space of rest with seating and backrests and concealing a “garden room” of spontaneous grass and springs of water.
Carlo Scarpa Room
YAP MAXXI is a programme for the promotion and support of young architecture organized by MAXXI Architettura in association withMoMA/MoMA PS1 of New York, Costructo of Santiago and, for the first time, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Each year the programme offers an emerging architectural studio the opportunity to design an installation capable of offering visitors a space for the museum’s summer events and a place with “shade, water and room to relax”.
An international jury has chosen the winning project for YAP MAXXI 2013, the third edition of the competition, from a shortlist of five finalists: the installation He by the Turinese studio bam! bottega di Architettura sostenibile, a large-scale but lightweight piece of architecture that will float in the air above the MAXXI piazza, providing shade and plays of water by day and light by night. The projects by all the finalists will be on show at the same time in the four museums involved.
The He installation will be inaugurated in the MAXXI piazza on 20 June 2013, at the same time as the Party Wall project by CODA (winner of YAP 2013 in New York) in the MoMA/MoMA PS1 courtyard and Sky Spotting Stop by the SO? studio (winner of YAP 2013 in Turkey) in the Istanbul Modern piazza. At Santiago instead, the installation The Garden of Forking Paths by Beal + Lyons Architects (winner of the Chilean edition of YAP 2012) will be inaugurated on 7 March 2013.
HE – THE WINNER
The installation He takes shape in a big suspended volume that through its dimension, the colour, the unusual and playful use of water and shadow, creates an interaction with the outdoor spaces of the museum.The transparency and the apparent lack of weight of this suspended installation generate a dialogue and a stimulating contrast with the imposing mass of the museum and its sinuous forms.
The big volume moves with the wind emphasizing the lightness of the materials it is made of. The colour and the transparency of the materials, in contrast with the mineral nature of the museum, offer astonishing chromatic effects that vary with the changing light, modifying He’s appearance throughout the day.
In the evening, the volume transforms into a big suspended lantern, becoming an unmistakable landmark in the urban context.
The platform underneath offers an area for visitors to relax and enjoy; it becomes a stage for YAP MAXXI events open to both the museum and the surrounding neighbourhood, reshaping the centrality of the piazza.
Laboratorio Permanente | Springing MAXXI
Loop Landscape & Architecture Design Network | Oltre il giardino
Matilde Cassani | Ground Atlas
AK0-architettura a kilometro zero | Borderline