THE MAXXI MUSEUM IN ROME: AN INTEGRATED SURVEY EXPERIENCE FOR THE RESTORATION OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
- 1Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna Kore, Cittadella Universitaria, Enna, Italy
- 2School of Engineering, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi 5, Dalmine, Italy
Keywords: Contemporary architecture, reinforced concrete, conservation, 3D laser scanning
Abstract. In recent years, the fate of contemporary buildings in reinforced concrete is becoming a growing concern due to the fast ageing of structures, however, often of great architectural and social interest. The procedures to put in place for their material and structural preservation require multidisciplinary expertise, but also new methodological insights as most of these edifices are the result of pioneering experiments and individual ‘challenges’ from the morphological and technical point of views. They strictly depend on both the recognition of their peculiarities and the ability to differentiate their intrinsic characteristics of inhomogeneity from insecurity factors and degradation phenomena. This paper focuses on the experience undertaken on the MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st century Arts, built by Zaha Hadid Architects in Rome to highlight the methodological process followed for the knowledge of this architectural work, in view of the establishment of the project for its conservation.