Stair Inspiration: MAXXI Rome – Architectural Stairs

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What architectural practice is more inspirational than the legendary Zaha Hadid? Who would have thought that Zaha Hadid’s stairway into the future, built over a decade ago, would still look so relevant today?

MAXXI Rome superseded the notion of the museum as an ‘object-container’, becoming rather a ‘campus for art’, with no firm boundary between what is ‘within’ and what is ‘without’. Central to this museum reality are confluent lines – walls & stairways intersecting and separating to create interior and exterior spaces. The architectural stairs reflect the typical Zaha Hadid’s surreal drawings. The black stair balustrade ribbons form swooping curves, impossible angles and thrilling views.

Project Location: MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome Italy
(MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo)


Full Credits to Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project architect: Gianluca Racana
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