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YAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXI

YAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXI

He has made his debut in the MAXXI piazza. As the winner of the Young Architects Program (YAP) in Rome, Turin-based studio Bam! Bottega di Architettura metropolitan has transformed the concrete facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed museum into a visual spectacular with the installation of a yellow, translucent and aerostatic prism.

Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

By casting a mesmerizing, yellow shadow on the grass and a surrounding wooden platform, He has provided a structureless summer refuge for visitors. During the day, water slowly seeps from the volume's edges to provide a curtain of mist that cools and delineates the public space below. As night falls, the water is replaced by light to create a “luminous and evocative lantern” capable of hosting a range of outdoor events. 

Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

“I believe that the strength of this year’s winning YAP MAXXI project again lies in the experimental and innovative approach to the theme of public space. A dialogue with the great building by Zaha Hadid played out on the poetic and evocative level, thanks to a playful, impalpable installation capable of donating wellbeing to visitors and a new skyline to the Museum piazza”, says Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architettura.

YAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXI, Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

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Karissa Rosenfield
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "YAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXI" 24 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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