The Messner Mountain Museum’s sixth structure at Plan de Corona was designed by the famous architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with the collaboration of Reinhold Messner who is one of the most renowned mountain climbers in the world.
The project will become a part of the Kronplatz mound which is a world heritage site in the south Tyrol that also hosts one of the best ski resorts in the province. The new museum offers a 240 degree view of the surrounding that is oriented toward the Zillertal Alps, the Dolomites and the Marmolada Glacier.
The structure will be embedded into the mountain as a descending volume and it will exhibit objects, images and tools used by Messner throughout his journeys. The circulation inside will be ensured by a system of staircases that will link the three levels of temporary exhibitions with the themed presentations and the small auditorium.
The museum will feature glazed apertures to provide natural light inside and also to take advantage of the stunning views of the surroundings. Due to the immersion into the mountain the museum will maintain a constant temperature without the need for extra heating. The construction will begin this summer and the project is planned to be inaugurated in summer 2014.