06 Mar 2017 • Rome
Float around inside Studio Fuksas’ the Cloud
The Rome Convention Centre and hotel by Studio Fuksas, which opened to the public at the end of October 2016, now invites you to a 360-degrees experience of the interior. After 18 years of interruptions and escalating costs, the long-awaited design is already controversially famous for the amorphous form of ‘the Cloud’ – the seemingly floating, central white structure – which holds an 1800-seat auditorium within its steel shell. Its weight is supported by only three columns – a feat of engineering of which the architect is immensely proud. The sculptural form is caged in a clear, glazed envelope which shows off the 20,000 tonnes of steel used for the building’s skeletal structure.
Thanks to the wondrous age of modern technology, we can bring you 360-degree footage of the technically sophisticated venture which Fuksas describes as ‘underlining the juxtaposition between a free spatial articulation and a geometrically refined shape’.
Footage courtesy of Guglielmo Mattioli for Metropolis Magazine
You can read a full critique of Rome’s new convention centre in Mark magazine issue #66.
Location Viale Asia, Rome, Italy