MMM-Museum by Zaha Hadid opens to its visitors in Italy

Reinhold Messner’s 6th and last MMM-Museum has opened on July 24th, 2015. ”The theme is rock and the great faces; the original, traditional mountain climbing is to rise again here. The particular thing about this museum is the combination of the location, the view, and the architecture,” explained Messner. The project was designed by the London based Zaha Hadid Architects.

The architecture is unique. Walls, ceilings, and also architectural elements that are visible from the outside, such as the entry area, the panorama terrace and the panorama windows, are being encased with special ready-made concrete sections through the use of specially provided metal subconstructions.

The walls of the building are between 40 and 50 centimetres thick in order to support the structure from the pressure of the surrounding earth, while the roof has thicknesses of up to 70 centimetres. Inside, galleries are organised over three floors, connected by staircases that the firm described as being "like waterfalls in a mountain stream".

Photos credit: Zaha Hadid | Messner Mountain Musseum