Edited by Alessandra Conforti
The Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is to be involved in the new “Messner Mountain Museum”, the sixth, dedicated to rock as a habitat and the life of Rehinold Messner. It is an ambitious project that will see the museum rise above the Alps, or better still in the Alps because it will be created along a 1,000-square-foot tunnel dug into the side of the mountain and, of course, all environmentally friendly!
The museum will take the form of a tunnel from a diamond section which was added to the hill top, well above 2275 metres. A “vantage point” that gives mountain views that stretch to the horizon will allow you to contemplate the beautiful mountains of the Zillertal Alps to the Val Pusteria flying from the top of Plan de Crowns.
Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize, a naturalized British Iraqi architect and designer, her works have been characterized by curved shapes and powerful and elongated structures with multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life. In 2010, TIME included her in the list of 100 most influential people in the world . In 2013, Zaha Hadid studio of Architects had 246 architects, which ranks it as the 45th in the list of the most important architects in the world according to BD Insurance Bureau.