Admittance €4 – free for holders of the my MAXXI membership card while places available, tickets must be picked up by 11.15 on the day of the event
Six leading architects discuss the skyline of contemporary Rome with the museum public: Rome Metropolis, a cycle of seminars, midway between conferences and interviews presenting the architecture built in Rome over the last few years.
Paolo Desideri, Franco Purini, Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Maximiliano Pintore and Massimiliano Fuksas discuss the projects, the stories, the sites and the secrets of those works destined to modify the face of the city, bring it closer to that of a contemporary metropolis.
Saturday 3 March, 11.30
Paolo Desideri – The new Roma Tiburtina High Speed Railway Station
The architect Paolo Desideri, in conversation with Margherita Guccione, presents to the public the project for the new Roma Tiburtina High Speed Railway Station, Rome’s new rail hub and the first high speed station to be opened in Italy, with its crystal bridge suspended above the platforms uniting the Nomentano and Pietralata quarters, the eight “bubbles”, suspended volumes containing shops, ticket offices, restaurants and toilets, the 52 escalators and the 29 lifts that make up the thoroughly avant-garde Tiburtina station.
The engineer Carlo De Vito, managing director of FS Sistemi Urbani Srl, will also be speaking.
Saturday 14 April | Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo – New Italian Space Agency building
Saturday 28 April | Gianluca Andreoletti, Maximiliano Pintore, Stefano Tonucci – Ponte della Scienza
Saturday 5 May | Juan Navarro Baldeweg – Refurbishment of Rome’s Hertzian Library
Saturday 12 May | Franco Purini e Laura Thermes – Eurosky Tower
Saturday 26 May | Massimiliano Fuksas – New EUR conference centre