The Ara Pacis Museum

Arcspace strolls around Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis Museum in Rome. The Museum is designed to display and protect the Ara Pacis Augustae, a sacrificial altar dating to 9 B.C.

And now a lesson on how to say a lot without really saying anything – compliments of Richard Meier & Partners’ website:

    The location of the site has particular characteristics due to its outstanding historical, archeological and architectural values, and requires a process of enhancement and a level of quality that will ensure the approval from the Italian and the international architectural communities, as well as from the general public.

What’s that? “Particular characteristics, you say?” How interesting…

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Of course ensuring approval was elusive, especially from the general public; I believe Meier’s design was referred to as “The Gas Station” by residents of Rome. The Catch 22 is that the only way they could have REALLY ensured approval would have been to NOT design a Richard Meier building.

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