Do you know all the new Roman architecture buildings?
There are those who go to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim by Frank Gehry, to Valencia for the architectures of Calatrava or to Berlin to see the rebirth of a city in a modern way. Even Rome, in its small way (so to speak) can offer interesting ideas for lovers of new architecture.
Auditorium: live music, shows, exhibitions and festivals
As a starting point, we suggest theAuditorium of Renzo Piano’s music, a place where you can spend a few minutes in the Auditorium bookshop, have a snack in the bistro and maybe book a concert in the marvelous Sinopoli hall of the Auditorium.
The Auditorium is home to the National Academy of Santa Cecilia which performs wonderful symphonic and chamber music concerts, including a very wide musical program dedicated to jazz, pop, rock; it also alternates with the first films, theatrical performances, art exhibitions and literary performances.
If you ‘re there at the right time, you can take part in shows and festivals and, lastly, fashion shows, conventions and congresses.
The cultural activity managed by the Auditorium is an important support for the redevelopment of the Roman region, in fact, as defined by the architect who created it, Renzo Piano, the Auditorium is a real cultural factory.
MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts
No need to take the car, a short walk will bring you to MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, built by the Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid, a modern
structure oriented to modern art. This is also a welcoming place for a moment of relaxation.
MAXXI hosts more than 400 works by international artists, placing great emphasis on Italian artists and foreign artists linked in some way with Italian art. Inside there is an Architecture section that collects and preserves all the documents and materials that represent its true complexity. Moreover, the Archives Centre manages all the collections of architectural projects, giving the possibility to consult the various documents in the archive.
Guido Reni District
In the same area, right in front of the Maxxi, you will find the Guido Reni District, example of redevelopment of an old military barracks, now a location for interesting events and exhibitions. Designed and built by Ninetynine, an agency specialising in marketing and event organisation, its goal is to bring to light a space that can accommodate important events, and that is precisely what it is doing! Inside the former barracks Guido Reni, there are exhibitions, festivals, fashion shows and shows.
Galleria Borghese and Globe Theatre
If you love art, know that you are very close to Villa Borghese, to the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and to the Gallery of modern art. Inside the Villa, do not forget to visit the Borghese Gallery, a museum in which you will find a rich collection of sculptures, bas-reliefs and ancient mosaics, as well as paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, with masterpieces by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Caravaggio and splendid sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova.
And then, maybe you did not know it, but inside Villa Borghese there is Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, a theatre in pure Shakespearean style, in wood, with open-air stalls.
What are you waiting for? Start your tour of the Roman architectural beauties NOW!