Ara Pacis Museum Rome, Building, Photos, Architect, Richard Meier Italy, Design
Ara Pacis Augustae Rome
Museo dell’Ara Pacis : Contemporary Roman building, Italy – design by Richard Meier
17 Feb 2008
Ara Pacis Museum
Design: Richard Meier Architects
Photographs © Adrian Welch Feb 2008
Ara Pacis 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.
The Ara Pacis 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.
The museum was very controversial, partly due to being the first Modern building in the city centre for half a century. It 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 Mussolini.
Ara Pacis Museum Rome architect : Richard Meier
Location: Campo Marzio, near Piazza del Popolo
Rome buildings : Traditional architecture
Richard Meier Architects
Ara Pacis Museum design : Richard Meier
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