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Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Oct 2016 4:12 pm | Education, Urban

The architectural practice of Zaha Hadid announced their new project located in the city of Changsha in China, and the giant building, spreading over 115000 square meters, will become the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. The overall design is really unique and from afar gives the impression of something really alien which might require some time to put into perspective at first. It will include a Grand Theater, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and the facilities…

Messner Mountain Museum by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jan 2016 10:19 pm | Museums

The Messner Mountain Museum’s sixth structure at Plan de Corona was designed by the famous architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with the collaboration of Reinhold Messner who is one of the most renowned mountain climbers in the world. The project will become a part of the Kronplatz mound which is a world heritage site in the south Tyrol that also hosts one of the best ski resorts in the province. The new museum offers a 240 degree view of the…

The Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:33 am | Museums

The Riverside Museum is located in Glasgow, Scotland and it was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with a tunnel-like design that offers a connection between the city and the Clyde while also presenting the visitors with an interior that adapts itself to the context of the exhibition in progress. The linear path of the design provides a cross-sectional outline that contains a wave or pleats that are enclosed to host the support services and the “black box”…

The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Flaminio, Italy

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 8:22 am | Landmarks, Museums

The MAXXI Museum, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and it has opened its gates to receive visitors after 10 years. The architects wanted to make the museum seem spacious and fluid. For that they used architectural elements to contribute to the overall image: the black staircases are suspended and they chose as structural design : an open ceiling to make use of the natural light. The concrete curved walls…

Bee’ah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Dec 2014 3:20 pm | Offices

Bee’ah is a leading environmental and waste management company in the Middle East and they began an international competition in 2013 for the design of their new headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates which was won by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with a structure that displays her characteristic aesthetic choices. The headquarters will contain educational facilities, exhibition areas and office sections with a formal structure that is inspired from the desert in its surroundings to protect the project…

Grace on Coronation by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Sep 2014 1:02 pm | Skyscrapers

The Grace on Coronation is a project designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid which is comprised of three residential towers on the site of the former Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Toowong. The project is at a distance of four kilometers from the central business district of Brisbane and it runs along the riverbank of the city with landscaped parklands and a heritage Middenbury House which will be preserved as a part of the master plan. As the managing…

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jun 2014 4:50 pm | Education

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid cantilevering above a public courtyard with a series of elevated pathways and it will offer a forum for debating public policies in the Arab World such as the refugee crisis or the climate changes. The project spreads over a surface of 3000 square meters and it is to the north side of the…

Vertical Cafe Rises Through Opus Dubai Hotel by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2014 11:15 am | Other

We have previously talked about the Opus Office Tower in Dubai here but new images were revealed to present the Vertical Café designed by Zaha Hadid as well as the atrium of the luxury hotel which was created in collaboration with Melia Hotels International. The tower is made of two volumes which are connected by a podium on the lower level and it will host retail areas, apartment units and the luxury hotel. The atrium of the hotel is the…

Nuremberg Exhibition Hall by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2014 6:56 pm | Other

The renowned architect Zaha Hadid designed this large exhibition hall in Nuremberg, Germany which is capable to host various large scale events and it features a flexible layout which is planned to be developed further in the future. The entire project cost reached 37 million Euros and its exterior is comprised of glazed facades with columns reminiscent of trees to support the structure, while also ensuring shading from the sun and giving an overall organic aesthetic to the hall. The…

Opus Office Tower by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 May 2014 6:13 pm | Skyscrapers

The Opus Office Tower located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was designed by the architect Zaha Hadid and the construction is nearing completion offering a holistic project which hosts hotel rooms and apartment units on the upper levels. The hotel suites were created for international travelers and local residents, while the apartments are designed with an urban look which offers panoramic overviews of the city and each room comes equipped with interactive media centers to immerse the inhabitants into a…

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