Stirling Prize for architecture 2010 has been awarded to MAXXI.
The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity, located in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome, Italy. It is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha Hadid and committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture.
The project was first announced in 1998 and took over 10 years to complete, during which time there have been six changes of national government in Italy.
The design of Zaha Hadid was the winner of an international design competition.