MMM Corones

Mountain Museum of Reinhold Messner

Zaha Hadid Architects

Steel Structures53 ton
Façades525 sq.m.

The film journey, by which The Piranesi Experience tells us about the sixth and last Messner Mountain Museum designed by the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Reinhold Messner, starts out with the early light of dawn.
The panoramic views of the drone span like wind blowing between the mountains at a height of 2275 metres, moving from the endless landscape of the Dolomites to the intimacy of a carved architecture in the rock from which it seems to be generated.
The smooth shapes of the building merge into a symbiotic relationship with the natural power that houses them, concrete coverings and metal structures blend with the surrounding rocks in a continuous dialogue between artificial and natural, interior and exterior, darkness and light.
Through the large panoramic windows, a gaze is able to move freely in four cardinal directions, disclosing an intimate and constant relationship with the scenery where the building is immersed, while witnessing the undertakings of the greatest alpinists of all time.
The fluid movements of the camera, accompanied by Populus’ notes and Fabio Paolucci’s photography, follow the labyrinthine trajectory  of the interior hypogeum distributed over several levels that end by melting on an overhanging terrace with breathtaking panoramic views.
The lights of the day go out, the camera slowly pans out revealing the building in its entirety, remaining silent on the mountain’s summit,  which protects it.

Skirama Kronplatz - Plan de Corones

Key Facts

Installation of fiber cement panels: 382
- external: 174
- interior: 208
Metal parts: 28.000
- 20.000 single parts
- 8.000 screws
(laser location search: 2.700 points)Glass parts: 25 glass + 2 curved glasses = 7,0 ton
Technical drawings: 4.600 files (3.500 engineering hours)
- 3.600 files for machining
- 1.000 files for assembly


Start and end of our project: 25.05.15 - 11.07.1


Client: Skirama Kronplatz
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Executive design steel structures: Stahlbau Pichler
Structures: Stahlbau Pichler
Static and engineering coordination: iPM
Energy plant engineering and consultancy: Jud&Partners energy consulting
Lighting engineering project: Zumtobel

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