piazza Santa Maria Paganica
NXT_ is MAXXI’s new programme dedicated to the promotion of a new generation of talented architects and to the enhancement of public space.
Four experts selected by the museum nominate and mentor four young architects/groups of designers under 35. The four projects are submitted to the international jury of the Italian Architecture Prize, which decides on the winner who will have the opportunity to see his or her project realised and receive the award for best young Italian designer of the year.
The museum is setting itself a new challenge based on the strength of the experience gained over 10 years of the YAP Rome at MAXXI programme, in collaboration with MoMA in New York, and following the experiment of More with Less, the temporary installation realised last year in the square in front of MAXXI’s L’Aquila. Through NXT_, MAXXI intends to combine the experiences and objectives of the Young Architects Program with those of the new L’Aquila site, promoting a new generation of architects and creating virtuous processes to experience and enhance public spaces.