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Museum of Mediterranean History

General information
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects
Client
City of Reggio Calabria

In 2012, Avesta Group participated in a new project that aims to define the city of Reggio Calabria as a Mediterranean cultural capital through the realisation of two buildings on the waterfront.

 

Regium Waterfront

The location of the site on the narrow sea strait separating continental Italy from Sicily offers an opportunity to create two unique buildings visible from the sea and the Sicilian coast: a Museum of the Mediterranean History and a multifunctional structure for performing arts.

 

An Architecture Designed by Zaha Hadid

The form of the museum draws inspiration from the organic shapes of a starfish. The radial symmetry of this shape helps to coordinate the communication and circulation between different sections of the museum and its other facilities.
The Museum of Mediterranean History will house exhibition spaces, restoration facilities, an archive, an aquarium and library.
The Multifunctional Building is a composition of three separate elements that surround a partially covered piazza. The building will house the museum’s administrative offices, a gym, local craft laboratories, shops and a cinema. Three different auditoriums, which can be converted into one large space, are also housed in the Multifunctional Building.

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Host:
SAS with a capital of 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Head Office: 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France

Owner:
AVESTA GROUP SARL - 20 rue de la Condamine - 75017 Paris - France

Publication director:
Paul Alezraa