11 october 2018


rhinoceros / Alda Fendi Foundation - Esperimenti

Inauguration de rhinoceros / Fondation Alda Fendi – Esperementi 


“The Fondazione Alda Fendi ‑ Esperimenti houses exhibition spaces (through a cultural collaboration agreement with the Hermitage Museum), shops of a cultural nature on street level and also small apartments for passing art lovers, for artists…”

“It is located in one of the most celebrated places in history: the Roman Forum. The Fondazione Alda Fendi ‑ Esperimenti occupies three historic buildings situated a stone’s throw from the Temple of Vesta and the Arch of Janus. The Fondazione faces the Palatine Hill and has a view over all of Rome, its famous hills and its centuries‑old cupolas. We are in the very centre of Roman history, in buildings that were once purely residential and which have undergone numerous transformations over the years. The 19th and 20th century inhabitants have left behind them walled‑up windows, strange walls, period tiles and twisted cracks…”

“It is a play of encounters, a collision of epochs from the most ancient to the most modern. It is a meeting between two worlds, between the traces of the noblest and most spiritual of ancient architecture and these domestic buildings, witnesses that record they are still alive and vital, that they are buildings in Rome enjoying a privileged situation.”



Jean Nouvel



The presentation of the project is available here

The website of the Foundation can be checked here


Photos credits : Fondazione Alda Fendi Esperimenti. Architect Jean Nouvel. Photo : Roland Halbe