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"Grande MAXXI". 

Concurso Internacional en Roma 2022

Ubicación: Quartiere Flaminio. Roma, Italia.

Año: 2022

Cliente: MAXXI GREEN, Concurso Internacional.
Programa: Ampliación del Museo de arte contemporáneo de Zaha Hadid en Roma

Gutarqs - Gutierrez Architects
FCS - Federico Colella Studio
Raul Peña Architects


Landscape Consultant Ambiente arquitectos
Visualization: Entorno
Site partner
Francesco Ferrari - Artea srl
Bioclimatic Consultant
Victor Fuentes
Sustainability consultant
Luis Carbonell
Water strategy
Cosmos - Valdivia
Structure consultant
Carlos Arturo Alvarez Pelaez
Emiliano Bianco
Interior design
Silvia Izzi
Soil mechanics consultant
Hortensia Elvira Leon Plata
Temperature Humidity and Dust
IAQ - Roberto Peltier
Leed consultant
Revitaliza Constructores

Design colaborators and production Team:

Stephane Sebastián Bidault Delgadillo
Jorge Andreas Hernández Aymes
Juan Manuel Clavel Saabedra
José Miguel Ortiz Escudero
Indira Gabriela Fernández Lozada
Christian Damian Gongora
José Francisco Pérez Sánchez
Paola Estefanía Avilés Mora
Andrés Quiroz Ángeles
Mariana Rivera Zepeda
Diana Alejandra Mondragón Maravilla
Ana Belén Cortés Maldonado
Santiago López Gallo Calvet




It is a well-known fact that the reality we are living in is increasingly becoming more complex and demanding for a faster ability to adapt with great accuracy. And art is no exception. The links of the immense horizon of human contemporary cultural production are, in simple terms, infinite. The infrastructure providing services to this network, as well as its exposure, is diversifying while going beyond the physical plane to explore virtual thresholds, becoming present in the vast world of information and its intricate web.
In this atmosphere of renovation and change, MAXXI represents one of the first institutions, the first one in Italy, to focus on the narrative of contemporary creativity. Historically, the operating vision is especially unique: critical and conscious, in parallel with the times we are living in. We observe and define while also creating; this three-phase production apparatus is the main condition that largely defines our proposal’s profile.
The regenerative integration is the main premise of our project, the presented exercise is the result of reflections revolving around the added value of contemporary architectural interventions, the environment, efficiency, and dynamic and versatile public spaces. Art in its dimensions of form/content, signified/signifier, technological maturity, conservation, and restoration is the fixed and, at the same time, dynamic point we are looking to enrich.


The proposal is developed through an integrating vision: every part adds up to a system that, in turn, seeks to add vitality and strength to the cultural management that MAXXI runs in the area. On the one hand, the formal stealth of Building A that stands on the ground with a perfectly contained footprint; on the other hand, System B interlinking the museum with the Alighiero Boetti Square, Via Masaccio, the parking pavilion, and the rest of the pre-existing buildings. The combination of these two elements creates a “positive inertia” in the neighborhood, providing spaces where different activities are consolidated, each one working with interdependence and, if needed, communicating and complementing each other.
At a macro level, we seek to create spaces that are open to integration at different levels; different layers of activities that form an organic mosaic that uses the infrastructure to fully develop. This intervention does not seek to be final, but an open channel to the changes that context, time, and necessity may require.
We specifically want this proposal to become a beacon in technological consolidation and innovation in relation to the paradigm changes that all processes related to art are facing nowadays. This is our contribution: a big step in the configuration of spaces in which automated systems, specialized operators, and the public are harmoniously merged around the production of collective cultural learning. The objective of optimizing conservation and restoration is crucial to this proposal, therefore we are proposing spaces that ensure the highest performance of professionals, where the tools, and lighting and environmental requirements can guarantee an outstanding performance.

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