October 4th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

This building wins big architecture prize

The MAXXI museum of contemporary Art in Rome

One of architecture's most prestigious prizes has gone to the MAXXI museum of contemporary art and architecture in Rome, Italy.

The Stirling Prize went to MAXXI's creator, noted architect Zaha Hadid. The London-based Iraqi recently completed work on the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics. In 2004, Hadid became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in architecture.

Learn more about the prize and take a tour of the building here.

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  1. ray gibbs

    Surprised eloquence its outside, free & moving imagination its inside; as mass: inviting, peaceful. many thanks, wonders.

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