Rome – A new modern art gallery has opened in the Italian capital.
Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, has designed the Maxxi, a 27,000-square metre space that took 11 years to complete at a cost of $200m (£138m).
The gallery will showcase contemporary art as well as hosting lectures and workshops. In one exhibition, architects were invited to explore the art of space. The facility will also feature work by artists such as Indian-born sculptor Anish Kapoor and South African artist William Kentridge.
‘The idea of this project is about layering and introducing light to the space so that you have a naturally lit area,’ said Hadid at the opening.