Welcome to M9
The home of an ultra-modern multimedia museum of the Italian 20th century, technological innovation at the service of culture, retail and entertainment – all in an urban regeneration project.
M9 inaugurates the future on 1 December
A new workshop of technological and interactive knowledge.
An opportunity to engage, study and ask questions about life today in a historical space reconnected with the local population and reintegrated into the urban fabric of Mestre city centre.
The project envisaged the creation of three new buildings, the main one providing museum functions – the refurbishment of a former late-16th century convent and the renovation of a 1970s’ office building. This will enable M9 to create a dialogue with the past by returning an underexploited area to the city.
The Fondazione di Venezia is giving the city, Italy and the world a national museum so that the Italian people may get to know the century that most contributed to forging their modern identity in the conviction that knowledge is an indispensable starting point from which to design an individual and collective future. Italy previously had no such museum. By conceiving and creating the Museum of the 20th century (M9), the Fondazione di Venezia fills this gap and creates a place where Italians can not only rediscover where they come from but also understand how their rich but contradictory past helps build the future.
In 2010, the Fondazione di Venezia held an international competition for the design of M9. Six prestigious European offices were invited to produce a sustainable design in which new architecture forged a dialogue with refurbished historic buildings.
Right in the heart of Mestre, edutainment and technology meet the most innovative forms of retail in a cultural district. A location given over to new methods of display, interaction and sale using state-of-the-art tools, to offer visitors a unique and personalised shopping experience.
Featuring the widespread adoption of new communication, mobility, energy-efficiency and environmental technologies, M9 provides innovative services that will improve local quality of life.
Polymnia Venezia srl
via Gino Allegri 29
30174 Venezia Mestre