EUR convention center by fuksas nears completion in rome

Designed by studio fuksas, rome’s new convention center is nearing completion ahead of its opening in autumn 2016. located in EUR, a historic district of the italian capital located south of the city core, the project will total 55,000 square meters. the design is composed of three distinct architectural gestures: the ‘theca’ — a longitudinally-oriented steel and glass box; the ‘cloud’ — a geometrically undefined shape positioned inside the ‘theca’; and the ‘blade’ — an autonomous edifice containing a 439-room hotel. The focal point of the scheme is the ‘cloud’, a steel-ribbed structure covered with a translucent curtain measuring a total of 15,000 square-meters. this part of the design exists in direct contrast with the rational building that surrounds it, containing an auditorium for 1,850 people and various support services. a parking garage for up to 600 cars is found at the complex’s underground level.

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