Ara Pacis Rome Museum, Augustae Building Photos, Architect, Richard Meier Italy Design

Ara Pacis Museum Rome

Museo dell’Ara Pacis: Contemporary Roman Building, Italy – design by Richard Meier Architect

17 Feb 2008

Ara Pacis Museum

Date built: 2006

Design: Richard Meier Architects, New York City, NY, USA

Museo dell’Ara Pacis:
Ara Pacis Augustae Rome

Photographs © Adrian Welch Feb 2008

Museum Demolition Proposal, 2008

Rome’s new mayor announced on 30 Apr his intention to destroy the museum by Richard Meier that was only completed in 2006. Mayor Gianni Alemanno claimed it isn’t his top priority though.

Ara Pacis Augustae – Piazza
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The Ara Pacis Augustae is a 2,000-year-old classical altar. It was commissioned by Roman Emperor Augustus to commemorate pacification of western provinces – what are now France and Spain.

View east from across River Tiber:
Museo dell'Ara Pacis

This contemporary museum building design was very controversial, partly due to being the first Modern building in the city centre for half a century. The modern architecture project was instigated by the left-wingers in power at the time. Gianni Alemanno is right-wing, the first elected in Rome since the time of Benito Mussolini.

West elevation views:
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South elevation views:
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Location: Campo Marzio, near Piazza del Popolo, Roma, Italy

North part of west elevation:
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Roman buildings : Traditional architecture

East elevation views:
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Building context: a church that frames the piazza
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Adjacent buildings to east:

Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Date built: 1932-37
Design: Luigi Moretti
Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Italian Rationalist building

Another contemporary Rome building design by Richard Meier Architect:

Jubilee Church
Date built: 2003
Design: Richard Meier Architects, NYC, USA

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