The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 06:05

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ pavilion design for Chicago’s Burnham Plan Centennial celebrates the city’s ongoing tradition of bold plans and big dreams.



The project encourages reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and welcomes the future with innovative ideas and technologies whilst referencing the original organizational systems of Burnham’s plan. The design aims at continuing Chicago’s renowned tradition of cutting edge architecture and engineering, at the scale of a temporary pavilion. It triggers the visitors’ curiosity and encourages them to consider the future of Chicago.

Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Michelle Litvin

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 07:44
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Zaha Hadid Architects - Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza Starts Construction PDF Print Email
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Friday, 22 May 2009 02:40

Construction begins on the Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, Seoul, Korea by Zaha Hadid Architects.
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Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher joined the Mayor of Seoul, Sei-Hoon Oh, on 28 April for the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza in the centre of Seoul, Korea.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 02:46
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Zaha Hadid Architects - Evelyn Grace Academy in London PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 07:57
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Here is a detailed look at Zaha Hadid Architects’ first completed project in England, the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, south London for ARK Schools.

Designed for 1200 pupils, the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth, wants to broaden not only the educational diversity of this active and historical part of London but also augments the built environment in a predominantly residential area.

This Academy presents itself as an open, transparent and welcoming addition to the community’s local urban regeneration process. The dynamic distribution of the spaces, follows the functional organisation of the school.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:24
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Zaha Hadid Architects - GENESY LAMP PDF Print Email
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Sunday, 07 June 2009 08:53

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Zaha Hadid Architects exploration and research into systems of growth in the natural world have informed the distinct formal language of the Genesy lamp for Artemide. As in the organic development of trees, a sweeping canopy emerges through an extensive interconnected supporting network at the base.


The primary components of this organic analogy are transformed from abstract diagrams into Genesy’s fluid design. The lamp’s structure increases in complexity as it rises from the floor.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 08:06
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Zaha Hadid Architects - JS Bach Chamber Music Hall PDF Print Email
Performance Arts
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 10:11

ZHA_JSBach_01Zaha Hadid Architects have created a unique chamber music hall specially designed to house solo performances of the exquisite music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

A voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies. As the ribbon careens above the performer, cascades into the ground and wraps around the audience, the original room as a box is sculpted into fluid spaces swelling, merging, and slipping through one another.

The design process involved architectural considerations of scale, structure and acoustics to realize a dynamic formal dialogue inseparable from its intended purpose as an intimate chamber music hall. A layering of spaces and functions is achieved through the ribbon wrapping around itself, alternately compressing to the size of a handrail then stretching to enclose the full height of the room. Circulatory and visual connections are continually discovered as one passes through the multiple layers of space delineated by the ribbon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 10:40
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Zaha Hadid Architects - King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art in Amman, Jordan PDF Print Email
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Friday, 26 February 2010 05:59

The architectural expression for the new performing arts centre has been inspired by the uniquely beautiful monument of Petra. As an artificial oasis and sanctuary the ancient city of Petra is an appropriate source of analogy for a performing arts centre that aspires to be an oasis and sanctuary for contemporary culture.
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Petra is also a fantastic example of the wonderful interplay between architecture and nature. Contemporary architecture is striving to emulate nature and imbue architecture with the intricate complexity and elegance of natural forms. In Petra we admire the way the rose-colored mountain walls have been fissured, eroded, carved and polished to reveal the strata of sedimentation along the fluid lines of the fluvial erosions.

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Zaha Hadid Architects - Library and Learning Center in Vienna PDF Print Email
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Friday, 19 December 2008 07:02

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The University of Economics & Business, Vienna will build a new campus, (masterplan: BUSarchitecture) with the Library and Learning Center (LLC) in the centre of the campus.

The LLC provides a significant upgrade to the university’s services with workplaces, lounges and cloakrooms, library, language laboratory, training classrooms, administration offices, study services and central supporting services, copy shop, book shop, data center, cafeteria, event area, clubroom and auditorium.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 08:07
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Zaha Hadid Architects - MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome PDF Print Email
Museums
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 06:13

ZHA_MAXXI_Helene_Binet_10Designed by architect Zaha Hadid (winner of the international competition in 1999), the MAXXI is located in the Flaminio quarter of Rome, in the area of the former Montello military barracks.

The MAXXI_Museum of 21st Century Arts is a foundation created by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Minister Sandro Bondi). The president is Pio Baldi.


The complex houses two institutions: MAXXI Arte (Director Anna Mattirolo) and MAXXI Architecture (Director Margherita Guccione), aiming to promote art and architecture through collection, conservation, study and exhibition of contemporary works.

As of today, over 300 works are part of the MAXXI Art collection, including those of Boetti, Clemente, Kapoor, Kentridge, Merz, Penone, Pintaldi, Richter, Warhol and many others. MAXXI Architecture includes the files of the designs of Carlo Scarpa, Aldo Rossi, Pierluigi Nervi and others, as well as the projects of contemporary authors such as Toyo Ito, Italo Rota and Giancarlo De Carlo, and photography collections of the projects Italian Atlas and Author’s Site.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2009 08:48
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Zaha Hadid Architects - Next Gene Architecture Museum in Taipei, Taiwan PDF Print Email
Museums
Monday, 20 October 2008 04:20

taiwan_04.jpg With undeniable talent, Zaha Hadid Architects keep pushing the envelope of architecture, while injecting innovative ideas that make their projects more dynamic and fluid.

A perfect example is this recently designed museum, located in Au-Di, Taipei county, northern part of Taiwan. This dynamic site is situated on the end corner of a steep sloping hill.

The form harmonizes with the surrounding landscape and is embedded into its natural topography. The structural system of the conic walls give a distinct character to the inside of the museum. The interstitial spaces of each conic wall create the fluid circulation system linking all the spaces from exterior landscape to interior museum.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2008 05:32
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Zaha Hadid Architects Win Cairo Expo City Competition PDF Print Email
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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 13:45

After presenting the design to Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif, Zaha Hadid Architects was announced as architects of the new Cairo Expo City. Zaha Hadid Architects will be designing Cairo Expo City together with global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold.
ZHA_Cairo_Expo_City_01The winning design for Cairo Expo City delivers a unique facility for Cairo – a 450,000 square metre, state of the art city for exhibitions and conferences, located between the centre of Cairo and the city’s airport. The project comprises a major international exhibition and conference centre with business hotel. A further office tower and a shopping centre are also proposed.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2009 09:46
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Zaha Hadid to design new Port House PDF Print Email
News
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 18:00

Port_House_Antwerp_02.jpg The future headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority will be designed by the London firm of Zaha Hadid Architects. The choice of architect was made at the Port Authority board meeting on 13 January. The new Port House will occupy the site of the technical services building on quay 63.

The Port Authority aims to make its operations more efficient by centralising the administrative and technical services which are now divided between the Port House and quay 63.

The new headquarters will also solve the pressing shortage of workspace in the present Port House on the Entrepot quay. Some 500 people will be able to move into the new building when it is completed in 2013.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 08:06
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