As an architect, I try to be guided not by habit but by a conscious sense of the pastby precedent, thoughtfully consideredAs an artist, I frankly write about what I like in architecture: complexity and contradiction. From what we find we likewhat we are easily attracted towe can learn much of what we really are."

Robert Venturi

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Location: Rome, Italy

Architect: Zaha Hadid

Cost: 60? million

Construction: 1999 - 2009

The complex was the creation of an Iraqi-born architect, ZahaHadid, who is known for her daring architecture. MAXXI (the firsttwo letters stand for the Museum of Art), with the Roman numeralsdenoting the 21st century, houses Italy's growing nationalcollection of contemporary art. In addition to its permanentcollection, MAXXI will also host the most avant-garde exhibitionsof modern art in Italy. The museum is divided into two sections,one about art and the other about architecture.

Information is used from: www.artinfo.com

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