La Nuvola

Rome’s southern EUR neighbourhood may be best known for its gleaming Fascist architecture and Neoclassical structures, but it’s also home to ambitious contemporary buildings such as La Nuvola.

by Livia Hengel

Rome’s newest convention centre and designed by Italian starchitect Massimilano Fuksas, ‘The Cloud’ is an impressive multifunctional space that comprises a suspended and aerodynamic cocoon-like structure that resides within a linear steel and glass encasing, affording views onto the Cloud inside. The building was designed to host large-scale events and conferences and contains a number of auditoriums and conference rooms that can seat up to 8,000 guests: the resounding philosophy of the structure is flexibility and interchangeable structures so conference rooms can be adapted depending on each event. The Nuvola complex also contains a 439-room hotel and two squares where the public can enjoy leisure activities. Visits can be booked online through

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