The Messner Mountain Museum is a project designed by the architect Zaha Hadid.
This Museum is located in the Alps Mountains and despite its relatively small scale it has been a milestone in the architect ‘s career.The Messner Mountain opened last month, July, and has already been a success.
Surrounded by the famous peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites, the new Messner Mountain Museum is immersed into its surroundings, at one with its rocky context.
It was carved into the top of Mount Kronplatz, some 2,275m above sea level, this new museum dedicated to mountain climbing sits at the heart of South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort in the Dolomites. This is the sixth and final such museum created in collaboration with renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner.
The building is embedded into the ground across 1,000 sq m, with three periscope-like element made of glass-reinforced fibre concrete jutting out from the hill. Its 40-50cm thick walls and 70cm thick roof support the earth around it and protect it from the harsh winters;
Large windows at each end frame the mountain views, bringing plenty of natural light deep into the structure. These windows also bring panoramic views of the region;
The building spans three main levels, including ample exhibition space, offices and a cinema;
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The museum also celebrates mountaineering and the technological achievements revolving around climbers’ equipment. This union is demonstrated by several displays that present the development of modern mountaineering and 250 years of progress in terms of the climbers’ equipments.
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