MAXXI MUSEUM OPENING IN ROME, DESIGNED BY ZAHA HADID, HAS WON THE RIBA STIRLING PRIZE 2010 AND THE PRESTIGIOUS WAF

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Rome, April 2010 – 27, 28 and 29 May 2010: a three-day opening for MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts designed by Zaha Hadid and which from Sunday 30 May will be fully open to the public, crowning the long-standing commitment of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Ministry of Infrastructures.

MAXXI is the first Italian national museum devoted to contemporary creativity. Strongly supported by the Minister for Cultural Heritage Sandro Bondi, the museum is managed by MAXXI Foundation presided over by Pio Baldi and directed by Margherita Guccione (MAXXI Architecture) and Anna Mattirolo.

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MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Italy, has won global architecture’s most coveted accolade of ‘World Building of the Year’ at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) 2010 World Culture Building of the Year FINAL