MAXXI-Istituto Credito Sportivo memorandum of understanding for cultural enhancement

The President of the Maxxi Foundation – National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Giovanna Melandri, and the President of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo, Andrea Abodi, signed today in Rome a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on strategic projects and operations with the aim of contributing to economic and social recovery through the enhancement of cultural activities respecting the values ​​of sustainability and liveability of the urban environment.

The Maxxithe first national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity and a research institution that also develops urban regeneration and sustainable design actions andInstitute for Sports Creditsocial bank for the sustainable development of Italy through Sport and Culture, with this agreement they intend to promote collaboration, in line with and within the limits of their institutional prerogatives, also through the portfolio of opportunities – financial products and advisory services – which ICS will make available to the Foundation.

The Convention, implemented in a very short time thanks to the total sharing of intentions, provides for the ICS support for the development plans of the Maxxi Foundation and its intense cultural agendaaimed at the enhancement of a precious material and intangible heritage.

The collaboration between the Foundation and ICS will be centered on the projects of the Grande Maxxi which it foresees among other things the energy efficiency of the museum, the creation of the Maxxi Huba new multifunctional and sustainable building, and the Maxxi Greenthe equipped public green system that will contribute to the improvement of the microclimate in the Flaminio district, hosting productive gardens, open-air exhibitions, workshops on green and landscape design and to promote and promote sustainability and the quality of life in the city, contributing to mitigate pollution and maintain systemic biodiversity integrated with the surrounding urban fabric and experiment with the use of photovoltaics in buildings of architectural value.

The Institute therefore allocated a ceiling of 30 million euros in favor of the Maxxi Foundationfor the granting of loans with a maximum duration of 20 years, aimed at investments relating to the protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage, which will be able to enjoy the particular benefits provided by the two Sections of the Culture Fund – Guarantees and Interest Contributions – entrusted to management separate to ICS.

As part of the interventions financed by Ics, particular importance will be given to sustainabilitythe elements of integration of the ESG criteria, respect for social values ​​and aspects of good management, the issues of energy efficiency, the removal of architectural barriers, compliance and safety, the technological implementation of infrastructures and the digitization of cultural heritage.

“The agreement between the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo and the Maxxi Foundation – declared the President of Credito Sportivo Andrea Abodi – represents a real watershed, where culture begins to be perceived as an effective and essential engine of the social economy of the city of Rome and of the entire nation, as a concrete and useful tool for improving the quality of life of citizens. This agreement represents a great opportunity for ICS to contribute to the further improvement of Maxxi, a fascinating and precious place in the capital, which will certainly find the most appropriate and effective ways to ‘dialogue’ and interact virtuously with other spaces dedicated to Sport and Culture in the Flaminio district, enhancing the present heritage and anticipating the appointment with the future one, as well as soliciting a creativity that respects the context and mobilizing public and private financial resources also through the use of new tools. For Credito Sportivo it is a source of pride and professional satisfaction, also from a civic point of view, to be able to concretely support the construction of the Grande Maxxi, which will provide a formidable contribution to the urban regeneration process of the neighborhood, thanks to the creation of an integrated system of infrastructures and green areas, which represent a real challenge of urban revolution and innovative ecology, from which the whole city will benefit, also in terms of inspiration ”.

Comment Giovanna Melandri, President of the Maxxi Foundation: “I am particularly pleased with this agreement based on common values ​​such as support for culture, experimentation, sustainable design and urban regeneration. In particular, starting from Bas Smets’ prototype project for Maxxi Green, together with the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo, it will be possible favor the development of bioclimatic design to improve the microclimate, sustainability and liveability of the Flaminio district “.