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NewsNews • 28 Aug 2021

Snøhetta’s new extension and landscape for the Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark inspired by the Impressionist masterpieces it houses

North of Copenhagen in Charlottenlund, Denmark, the Ordrupgaard Museum houses a comprehensive collection of French and Danish art from the 19th and early 20th-century. The original museum building is a three-winged, neoclassical style mansion dating back to World War I. Laura Stamer In 2005, a modern 1,150m2 black and lava concrete extension designed by Zaha Hadid was added. Largely subterranean and partly excavated from the landscape, Snøhetta’s latest addition of a new extension and landscape offers additional exhibition space while forming a critical link between Hadid’s extension for special exhibitions and the museum’s original building and permanent collection. Laura Stamer Taking on the exterior a... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsCultural Centres

Changsha Meixihu Int. Culture & Arts Centre

The first exhibition at MICA, the new art museum of Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre, is now open.‘Flowing Eternity’ is an immersive exhibition by MOTSE, a group of 40 artists and scientists based in Shenzhen whose collaborative, interactive works use innovative technologies in new media to explore contemporary culture.The new Culture & Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects incorporates a contemporary art museum (MICA), an 1,800-seat theatre with supporting facilities and a multipurpose hall. Its organic architectural language is defined by pedestrian routes that weave through the site to connect with neighbouring streets.Providing views of the adjacent Meixi Lake from the city and giving access to the... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsOffices

Southbank Tower Lobby

Southbank Tower announces partnership with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to transform the tower’s lobby.ZHA’s first refurbishment of an apartment building interior introduces a new mezzanine and lift, concierge desk and lighting scheme for the lobby of the repurposed Southbank Tower. One of the UK’s most ambitious renovation projects, the 30-storey office building completed by Richard Seifert in 1972 was converted by KPF in 2015 into a 41-storey mixed-use tower that incorporates two and three bedroom apartments.The lobby’s design by ZHA draws inspiration from the organic forms of flower petals that overlap to conceal the lobby’s lighting scheme. The fluid curves of the structure house the tower’s concierge... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsTrain stations

Rail Baltic Ülemiste terminal

Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) working with Esplan (Estonia) have been have been awarded first place in the design competition for the new terminal of the Rail Baltic railway at Ülemiste, Tallinn. Rail Baltic is a planned 870 km electrified railway from Tallinn in Estonia to the Lithuanian-Polish border. The terminal will be the starting point of the Rail Baltic line connecting Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius with the European high-speed rail network. The Ülemiste terminal is designed as a connecting public bridge used by the local community as well as multi-modal transport hub for commuters, national and international rail passengers in addition to air travelers using the adjacent Tallinn airport. Circulation routes through the building... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsOffices

Leeza Tower

Located on Lize Road in southwest Beijing, Leeza SOHO tower anchors the new Fengtai business district - a growing financial and transport hub between the city centre and the recently opened Beijing Daxing International Airport to the south. The new business district is integral to Beijing’s multi-modal urban plan to accommodate growth without impacting existing infrastructure networks in the centre of the city. This 45-storey 172,800m² tower responds to demand from small and medium-sized businesses in Beijing for flexible and efficient Grade A office space. © Hufton + Crow Adjacent to the business district’s rail station at the intersection of five new lines currently under construction on Beijing’s Subway... More

Project • By Schulz und SchulzOffices

Nordkopf Tower

The new client and administration centre of Stadtwerke Wolfsburg AG and the LSW expands on the original company headquarters from 1961. The new building is located amongst the contradictory contexts of the main train station, the phaeno Science Center (by Zaha Hadid), the Volkswagen factory and the central boulevard of Kollerachse, which dates back to the city’s founding in 1938. Until twenty years ago, the northern city centre was dominated by the draughty width of the car-friendly city. The old view from the station’s forecourt was over an oversized roundabout used to regulate traffic that made the headquarters of Stadtwerke Wolfsburg on the opposite side seem out of reach. After the automotive industry crisis of the 1990s le... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsAirports

Western Sydney Airport

This morning it was announced that Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA; London, UK) and Cox Architecture (COX; Sydney, NSW) have won the international design competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and been appointed as Master Architect for the project. The ZHA/COX team was selected from a broad field of forty national and international applicants that was narrowed to five selected design competitors.   The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, named after the famous Australian aviatrix, is a new greenfield airport in Sydney’s new western Parkland City region. Together with the original Harbour City on the coast and the River City around Paramatta, the Parkland City will become Sydney’s third urban... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsAirports

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is a new airport in the Daxing district 46km south of the city centre (20 minutes by express train).Developed to alleviate congestion at the capital’s existing airport, Beijing Daxing will be a major transport hub for the region with the world’s fastest growing demand for international travel and is fully integrated within the country’s expanding transport network.® Hufton+CrowInitially serving 45 million passengers per year, Beijing Daxing will accommodate 72 million travellers by 2025 and is planned for further expansion to serve up to 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo annually.® Hufton+CrowBeijing Daxing’s 700,000m² passenger terminal includes an 80,000m² ground transportation centr... More

Project • By Gustafson Porter + BowmanParks/Gardens

Valencia Parque Central

GUSTAFSON PORTER + BOWMAN COMPLETE FIRST PHASE OF VALENCIA’S PARQUE CENTRALLandscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman has completed the first phase of Parque Central, a new 11.5ha urban park formerly occupied by railway lines and industrial land in the centre of the city of Valencia.The first phase of Parque Central provides a new focal green space for a range of age groups and community uses and is characterised with areas for art, activities, and community events that refer to three quintessential characteristics of the Spanish city: water, food, and the Mediterranean landscape.The new park consists of a series of varied, multi-level gardens that have been created as a series of large ‘bowls’ – inspired by the region’s traditional cera... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMuseums

One Thousand Museum

For an architect who occupies a Z-dimension all her own, Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, has seldom constructed high along that Z axis. She has built many multi-level and midrise institutional buildings, but very few towers. That is about to change with the on One Thousand Museum, a 62-storey, 83-unit, super-luxury condominium tower on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, opposite Museum Park, with views across Biscayne Bay to Miami Beach.The project is no less Zaha at this unprecedented scale. A concrete exoskeleton structures the perimeter of the tower in a web of flowing lines that integrates lateral bracing within the lines of structural support. Columnar lines near the base splay out to meet at the corners, forming a rigid tube highly resistant to Miam... More

Project • By Saniya Kantawala DesignBars


The concept of Esora started as a scribble, commemorating the phenomenal quote from the architect, Zaha Hadid, “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” Confined to a rigid rectangular space, the design could have followed a simple and conventional approach. But, instead, the design philosophy that was concluded deviates to a more atypical idea of spatial planning. A certain sense of engagement has been worked upon to induce within the rigid space and convert it into a more organic and fluid perception, subtle in terms of circulation. The interior, designed with a radial scheme, has two focal points, between which the patrons find a traditional design of an arched door frame with transparent glazing, just like any other common rest... More

Project • By SnøhettaParks/Gardens

Path of Perspectives Panorama Trail

The Path of Perspectives or "Perspektivenweg", designed by Snøhetta for the Nordkettenbahn cable railway, introduces a series of ten architectural elements along the panorama trail in the alpine landscape that highlight the unique features of Innsbruck's spectacular Nordkette mountain range.   The Nordkette is the southernmost mountain chain in the Karwendel, the largest mountain range of the Northern Limestone Alps located just north of the Tyrolean city of Innsbruck. The Hungerburg and Nordkette funiculars bring visitors directly from the city center to the Seegrube cable car station at 1,905 meters above sea level, where the Path of Perspectives unfurls in breathtaking alpine surroundings. Here, the 2.8-kilometer meandering... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsPavilions

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2000

Zaha Hadid, the highly acclaimed Iraqi-British architect, designed the inaugural pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series - an ambitious programme that has since become a highlight of the design and architecture calendar. Zaha Hadid's structure radically reinvented the accepted idea of a tent or a marquee. It took the form of a triangulated roof structure spanning an impressive internal space of 600sq metres by using a steel primary structure. A folding form of angular flat planes extending to the ground gave an illusion of solidity while at the same time creating a variety of internal spaces.'Briefly brilliant...' The Guardian More

Project • By OMAPavilions

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006

The Serpentine Pavilion 2006 is co-designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and structural designer Cecil Balmond. The centrepiece of the design is a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy that floats above the Serpentine's lawn. Made from translucent material, the structure is illuminated from within at night. The canopy will be raised into the air or lowered to cover the amphitheatre below according to the weather.The walled enclosure below the canopy functions both as a café and forum for daily televised and recorded public programmes including live talks and film screenings in the Time Out Park Nights at the Serpentine Gallery programme. Highlights include two 24-hour interview marathons (convened by Koolhaas and Ha... More

Project • By anySCALEOffices

Soho 3Q

For over 4 years architecture and design company anySCALE has designed and developed 25 co-working spaces for SOHO 3Q with 115,791 sq.m. GFA, creating 18,000 workplaces. Behind the successful collaboration, one finds the two companies daring to make the first step forward into the future and innovations, not putting the basic values aside.  IntroductionanySCALE is a renowned architecture and design company with an international background, with offices around China. Before starting the first project for SOHO 3Q, anySCALE has been engaged in a couple of projects for SOHO China. In 2014, the time has come for a completely different one – SOHO 3Q. It is a shared office community established the same year by SOHO China. With 30 locati... More