16 June - 23 September,Gallery 1
    16 June - 04 November, YAP Space 

    UNIRE/UNITE is the name of the project developed by the Ney York-Rome studio Urban Movement Design, winner of YAP MAXXI 2012, the programme promoting and supporting young architecture realised together with MoMA/MoMA PS1 of New York and Constructo of Santiago de Chile.

    A long and sinuous band, composed of wood and turf will traverse from the 16th of June the MAXXI piazza, offering visitors seating, shade and water and stimulating the interaction of the human body with the museum architecture. Its complex forms will be assembled from marine ply ribs in part sheathed in concrete canvas, an innovative material, which thanks to its plastic qualities will cloak the installation’s curves. The space will house the museum’s numerous summer activities including encounters with architects and designers and yoga lessons.

    The use of UNIRE/UNITE will also continue after the summer: at the end of the season, the various parts of the installation may be dismantled and relocated elsewhere, extending the relationship between MAXXI, the surrounding area and the city. The shortlisted projects for MoMA/MoMA PS1, Constructo and MAXXI will be documented in an exhibition staged in the museum's Gallery 1. 



    We would like to thank the students and staff of the Master in Art Direction at IED, the Istituto Europeo di Design, for the YAP MAXXI 2012 promotional campaign

  • Exhibition
    16 June - 23 September,Gallery 1
    16 June - 04 November, YAP Space 

    Urban Movement Design
    Rome, New York City
    Designer: Urban Movement Design: Sarah Gluck, Robyne Kassen, Simone Zbudil Bonatti
    Collaborators: Anna Maria Zandara, Andrea Ribechini, Daniele Ludovisi, Marta Veltri, Azzurra Galanti, Vincenzo Gagliardi, Daniele Lampis, Emanuela Magnani, Eduardo Marques, Michael Caton, Ilana Judah, Kerim Eken, Ezra Ardolino, Annah Kassen

    UNIRE/UNITE is the winning project of YAP MAXXI 2012 designed by the Rome/New York studio Urban Movement Design and aimed at opening MAXXI’s outdoor space to experience and stimulate the interaction between the human body and the museum’s architecture, motivating physical well-being. 



    Rural Boxx + Ctrl+Z + D1618 + lamatraKa
    Pordenone, Rome, Budapest, Seville


    Amazing Sun: Exploring the Sun
    VeryVery Architecture Office

  • Exhibition
    16 June - 23 September,Gallery 1
    16 June - 04 November, YAP Space


    HWKN (HollwichKushner)
    New York
    Designer: Matthias Hollwich e Marc Kushner

    The 2012 winner, HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) took the Young Architects Program as an opportunity to think beyond the site, as traditionally defined, to address the larger ecosystem of the city. Wendy, the winner of the thirteenth annual MoMA/MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, tests how far the boundaries of architecture can expand to create ecological and social effects. The structure’s nylon-fabric surfaces have been treated with a groundbreaking titania nanoparticle spray that neutralizes airborne pollutants, and its spiky form was developed to maximize surface area and thus generate a maximum amount of clean air. Throughout the summer, Wendy will have an effect equivalent to taking 260 cars off the road. In addition, the structure’s arms deliver blasts of cool air, music, water, and mist, creating social zones throughout the site. Bridging MoMA PS1’s large and small courtyard spaces, Wendy sits far enough away from the stage to let concerts go on unimpeded, but it is close enough to the entrance to filter movement into the space and have a visual impact.

    PS1 Moments
    AEDS |Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio
    New Orleans, Paris
    Coney Inland
    Cameron Wu
    Cambridge, Massachusetts


    Mechanical Garden
    Ibañez Kim Studio
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Virtual Water
    UrbanLab + endrestudio + Method Design

  • Exhibition
    16 June - 23 September,Gallery 1
    16 June - 04 November, YAP Space

    The Garden of Forking Paths

    Beals & Lyon Architects
    Designer: Alejandro Beals e Loreto Lyon

    The 2012 winning project, The Garden of Forking Paths, by Lyon Beals Architects, is a labyrinth created from a plantation of corn, through which visitors are invited to discover their own paths. Featuring structures built with recycled materials - including wooden scaffolding painted yellow – the project refers to the tradition of incorporating architectural follies in park environments.

    Mechanical Cloud
    Pedro Pedraza
    Nicolás Norero


    Hevia & Urzua Architects
    Liquid Grid
    Soffia & Rudolphy Architects