“It is a volume that takes its place in a very happy way in the volume of the city. It is like an unwound Guggenheim, with ribbons of connective space. It is a building that will still be talked about in the history of architecture in 50 years time.”
With these words, the jury of the WAF World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, presided over by Paul Finch, declared Zaha Hadid Architects’ MAXXI “Building of the Year 2010” on 5 November last.
This prestigious international honour follows hard on the heels of the Stirling Prize awarded to the museum by the Royal Institute of British Architects on 2 October.