If a building could accelerate without moving an inch, it would be the Zaha Hadid Maxxi Museum in Rome. Hadid designed this momentous structure with smooth and silky lines, but also an inherent energy and forward movement that seems to increase as you take it all in.

Built to house contemporary artworks, the Zaha Hadid Maxxi Museum was designed to fit in with the network of streets and sidewalks around it, weaving into it with a quiet force. Click through the gallery to see more of this stupendous structure.