An urban intervention in Flaminio, Rome focusing on the area of the new MAXXI Contemporary Art gallery.
Opened in 2010, the MAXXI is a fantastic new institution celebrating contemporary art of the 21st century, designed by Zaha Hadid. However, this globally famous building does not respond or connect at all with its local context of the Flaminio neighbourhood; large concrete walls ignore the adjacent housing and the art contained inside reflects nothing of the local area creating an intimidating and generic experience.
This is an experiment to see how we can bridge this gap between the global building and the local area and consequently, create a missing relationship between the local indigenous people and global tourists who visit.
Created as part of the MA Architecture and Urbanism course at the Manchester School of Architecture 2011