September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

Share on Facebook

Fri 7.8.

Museo Arte Nuragica and Arte Contemporanea, Cagliari / Italy

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 07.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Winner project by Zaha Hadid Architects

Winner project by Zaha Hadid Architects

‘Nuraghi’ are the megalithic, domed buildings in Sardinia and souvenirs of the island´s distinctive “Nuragic” culture dating back before 1500 BC. Today many of the 8000 existing archaic stone towers have been restored and Su Nuraxi di Barumini, one of the most important archaeological sites, has even become part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Last year the construction of a Museum of Nuragic Culture and Contemporary Art started, with the London-based Zaha Hadid Architects winning the competition ahead of other prestigious entries by well-known international architects.

Propsal by Archea Associati

Propsal by Archea Associati

An extraordinary submission was the design of the Florence-based architects Archea Associati. Their monolithic building with its central opening open to the sky is a clear reference to original Nuragic architecture.

Proposal by Archea Associati

Proposal by Archea Associati

The oculus reminds of the nuragic architecture

The oculus reminds of the Nuragic architecture

to the Archea Associati website

more information about Nuragic architecture

to the Zaha Hadid Architects website

The Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine