Photographer: Cristina Russo

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Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the latest and final addition to the Messner Mountain Museum and sits on the Kronplatz’s summit plateau in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. Built into the rock, this extraordinary museum is dedicated to the story of traditional mountaineers that wrote alpine history.

One with the mountain

Designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid and Peter Irmscher, MMM Corones remains true to its natural habitat, the rock, and seamlessly transitions into the mountain, respecting the landscape and creating a monolithic interior.

Inspired by the mountain, lead designer, Mr. Irmscher brought the exterior ruggedness to the interior of the museum, providing visual continuity.

“Yes – the project was entirely coordinated to match the outside with the interior” say Irmscher.

A hot spot for avid skiers and hikers, acoustic control was high on the architect’s agenda - “We knew that guests will visit the museum with ski equipment, creating a lot of noise” say Irmscher. To counter concern, an acoustic engineer was part of the project, ensuring that MMM Corones would be a quiet place.

Softening surfaces

Not wanting to compromise on their vision for a monolithic design, the architects choose Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic because it matched perfectly with the character of the mountain and brought acoustics to hard surfaces. “Trend in today’s architecture is on raw material and uniform surfaces. ROCKFON Mono Acoustic fits with this trend and the ability to design with acoustics” says Irmscher.

Happy with the finished results, the designer was able to realize the artistic concept and beat the acoustic challenges of monolithic architecture.

Architect

Zaha Hadid Architects

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×

Photographer: Cristina Russo

Messner Mountain Museum by Rockfon | Manufacturer references ×