MDRAAA (Museo di Roma: Architettura, Archeologia e Anastilosi) is a both a park and a center for architecture, archeology and anastylosis for both visitors and local residents to enjoy. Surrounding the site are numerous Roman monuments to which both building and landscape frame and respect the existing adjacencies; the majority of the building is underground with the exception of a central look-out tower. The topography of the site is raised and lowered to reveal monuments or create a better vantage point to view them. Two axes connect the extents of the site — one to the Colosseum and the other to the Palatine Hill entrance; the start of each axis becomes a public piazza.
Underground volumes for exhibition line the axes and protrude through the landscape as skylights, creating a playful experience for the park above. An open network of brick arches let visitors circulate between the exhibition rooms; the museum ends with the opportunity to walk up the tower through the Torlonia collection and for a view of the city.