the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure

Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure

Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure
MAXXI Museum © Mark Hogan
MAXXI Museum © Mark Hogan

Two weeks ago, we reported that Zaha Hadid Architects famed Maxxi Museum may face closure, as the high-profile museum was placed under special administration after the government uncovered a €800,000 hole in Maxxi’s 2011 accounts. With major budget cuts in cultural funding slashing the museum’s €11 million budget to less than €2 million for 2012, the future of the Maxxi remains unknown. However, as reported on BD Online, Maxxi president Pio Baldi has resigned and Italian architect Antonia Pasqua Recchia has been appointed to take his place.

Recchia has announced that she will to do everything possible to keep the Maxxi afloat and preserve the museum’s prestigious reputation on the international stage. She plans seek corporate sponsorship and private funding to make up lost funds and save the museum from closure.

Reference: BD Online

Photo by Flickr user Mark Hogan, licensed through Creative Commons.

View the complete gallery

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure" 11 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/233629/update-zaha-hadids-maxxi-museum-faces-closure/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments