MUST SEE: Zaha Hadid's latest museum project is built into a mountain

The museum, dedicated to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, is embedded within Mount Kronplatz in northern Italy.

July 28, 2015 |
Zaha Hadid, Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Reinhold Messner, Italy, mountain, Dolomites

Photo: Unveiling of the new Messner Mountain Museum Corones. All photos courtesy Messner Mountain Museum

Fitting that a museum dedicated to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner has been built into a mountain.

The Architect's Newspaper reports that the Zaha Hadid-designed Messner Mountain Museum Corones has been opened to the public.

The museum is embedded within Mount Kronplatz in northern Italy. At more than 7,000 feet above sea level, it provides breathtaking views of the Dolomites region, a Unesco World Heritage Site.  

The structure has an angled roof and is beige in color to blend in with the terrain. The only exposed area is the entrance.

The other five Messner Museums are all located in northern Italy.

 

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