Hadid’s Rome museum takes shape

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Flickr is showing a set of recent construction photos of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI museum in Rome, taken by Marcogsx.

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The images show work in progress on the museum's galleries, which are made of cast fairface concrete.

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MAXXI stands for "Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo" (National Museum of 21st Century Art).

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Hadid won the architectural competition to design the building in 1998 with a design that respondds to the form and arrangement of existing industrial buildings on the site.

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It consists of galleries contained in long, narrow concrete forms that curve, overlap and weave around each other.

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Work started on the 26,000sq m arts building, which is located in Via Guido Reni in Rome, in March 2003.

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