Ara Pacis Museum Rome – Richard Meier, Museo dell’Ara Pacis

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

Date: 2006

Design: Richard Meier Architects

Ara Pacis Museum

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.

Ara Pacis Augustae – Piazza
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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.

View east from across River Tiber:
Ara Pacis Museum

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.

West elevation views:
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Ara Pacis Museum Rome architect : Richard Meier

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

North part of west elevation:
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Rome buildings : Traditional architecture

East elevation views:
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Ara Pacis Augustae – Context: Church that frames the piazza
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Adjacent buildings to east:
Gioventù Italiana Littoria, adj. Ara Pacis Museum
1932-37
Luigi Moretti
Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Italian Rationalist building

Jubilee Church
2003
Richard Meier Architects

Ara Pacis Museum design : Richard Meier

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