iconolicious ZAHA

i am so excited about the truly inspirational architect Zaha Hadid's first italian project which will soon open...the upcoming Maxxi National Modern Art museum in Rome.

this new project covers a large strip of the waterfront area of Reggio Calabria and includes two separate buildings, as well as the landscaping work between them. As the city’s mayor, Dr Giuseppe Scopelliti stated, this will be a project, planned to give a new breath to the whole area: ‘Ever since I was first elected in 2002, I was looking for a project to rejuvenate and regenerate the area. We decided to invest resources in the beautiful seaside kilometre of the harbour, to create a prestigious project, something that would become a icon of Reggio Calabria.’
the complex will consist of a Museum of the Mediterranean History and a multifunctional building for performing arts, including a library, auditoriums, gym, craft workshop areas and a cinema.
keeping its connection with the Reggio Calabria area strong, the museum will be devoted to one of the most famous people coming from the region, Gianni Versace.
‘It is a fantastic, very ambitious project. We really pushed the limits with the design,’ Patrick Schumacher added proudly during the signing ceremony last week, explaining how the design draws inspiration from organic forms, aiming for distinctive shapes, in order to be visible both from the sea and the coast; the complex is set to become one of the region’s most contemporary landmarks.

this may require a trip to Reggio Calabria!


  1. John Zajec25 June, 2009


    It's John. Tap, tap, tap. Are you there? Put your ear next to the screen....are you doing it? YOU HAVE THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST, UPLIFTING, AND COMPLETELY UNATTAINABLE "STUFF" ON YOUR WEBSITE AND I LOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEE....EEEEE.....EEEEEE THE VISUALS NATURE OF YOUR CYBER WORLD!!!!!!!!! Am I making myself clear? Love to you, Marc and the girls!!!!

  2. Hey John. Here I am...pressing my nose against the screen. Can't you see me?
    Thank you for the great words. Definitely unattainable...but so much fun to look at. I'm thinking about you guys. Lots of love to you all!!

  3. Hey girl!
    Ok, the Shred. Jillian Michaels one of the trainers from the Biggest Loser made this DVD-The 30 Day Shred. It's only 20 minutes...but oh my gosh. I'd been hearing about it in the blogosphere and picked it up at Target thinking oh it can't be THAT bad...yeah, it's that bad. In a good way I know, but I am SO SORE. She kicks your ass for 20 minutes and is kinda rude haha! But I've heard the results are just amazing, so I'm sticking to it! Well, it's day 2, so ask me in a week. :)

    Oh wow, and I have never been to Rome but when I do-that museum looks breathtaking!!

    XOXO, Liz

  4. very cool design! I would love to see that in person!

  5. oh my gosh, my goofy hubby up there... and the goofy you...

    beautiful design! so inspiring!!! that Zaha woman is something else! amazing! will you go visit? so fun.

    btw, sent you the dvds sat. morning.