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NewsNews • 16 Aug 2021

Striatus: ETH Zurich’s Block Research Group collaborates with Zaha Hadid Architects to develop efficient, accessible, and sustainable tools for structurally informed design

ETH Zurich’s Block Research Group (BRG) seek to disrupt architectural construction technologies through using a geometry-based approach to tackle complex structural design and engineering challenges and to develop efficient, accessible, and sustainable tools for structurally-informed design. In collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects’ Computation and Design Group (ZHACODE), 3D printing innovators incremental3D, and sustainable infrastructure evangelists Holcim, they have created “Striatus”, a 3D Concrete Printed (3DCP) arched pedestrian footbridge showcasing a high-tech take on traditional masonry. Striatus is currently on public display as part of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. ©naaro The project... More

NewsNews • 3 Sep 2020

Zaha Hadid Architects win competition to build new station on Moscow’s renowned metro system

Zaha Hadid Architects have won the competition to build the Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2, located in the heart of the Nagatinsky Zaton district in the city’s southeast. Defined by intuitive navigation, the station connects the neighbourhood with all of Moscow via the city’s expanding metro network. Designed to make transport comfortable, enjoyable, and safe, the station integrates new technologies that adjust interior conditions to enhance passenger experience and provide clear, real-time information of the network. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects A series of columns on the station’s platforms are shaped to express instances of the same form being marginally distorted as it moves through space, with each column being... More

NewsNews • 29 Jul 2020

New digital platform informs the design of the Roatán Próspera Residences by Zaha Hadid Architects

For the Roatán Próspera residences, Zaha Hadid Architects with AKT II and Hilson Moran Partnership have developed a new digital architectural platform. Located on the island of Roatán, one of the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, the platform was key in developing housing with a specific ecological and social response to the climate, terrain, and culture of the region. Courtesy: Zaha Hadid Architects The team’s design approach starts with a comprehensive understanding of local supply chain, logistics, and construction techniques. This involved in particular sourcing sustainable timber from certified forests on the Honduran mainland for structural elements and further treating this timber locally. Digit... 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 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 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 Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSports Centres

Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah

Inaugurated on 16 May 2019 by hosting the Amir Cup Final of the Qatar Stars national football league, Al Janoub Stadium was the first new stadium commissioned for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) together with Aecom began designing the stadium along with its new precinct for the city in March 2013. As one of the eight venues for the Qatar World Cup, Al Janoub Stadium will host group and quarter-final matches of the tournament and is located in Al Wakrah, a coastal city 23km south of Doha connected to the capital via the Red Line of the new Doha Metro system. The client’s brief called for a 40,000-seat football stadium for the 2022 World Cup which could be reduced to a 20,000-seat capacity in its legacy mode followi... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsPavilions

Il Makiage Pavilion

Il Makiage’s proprietary formulations are the foundation of an 800-piece makeup collection created with uncompromising attention to detail. “The brand’s distinctive DNA celebrates intelligent, strong, confident women. We spent the last five years developing products that would live up to her high standards” explains Oran Holtzman, the company’s co-founder and CEO. Il Makiage has launched the collection with a pavilion at 490 Broadway by Zaha Hadid Architects that is informed by the label’s characteristically bold graphic identity. The pavilion’s structure reinterprets the distinctive motif that wraps around the corner of all Il Makiage’s packaging. A sequence of folded black and white structural ribbons generate a powerful rhythm of contras... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsExhibitions

Project Correl

Project Correl is a collaborative experiment in multi-presence virtual reality (VR) illustrating the development of complex assemblies inside virtual space. A shared digital extension to our physical reality that proposes a dynamic new relationship between human creators and machine logic. Powered by Unreal Engine, Project Correl demonstrates the possibilities of immersive technology in architecture. Founded in 2014, Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group (ZHVR) is working to shape immersive VR technology for architectural design, including real-time modelling and visualisation tools. ZHVR is focussed on the production of VR as a design tool and researching the potential of specific technologies that can enhance the architectural design... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsOffices

Aljada Central Hub

The focal point of the US$6.5 billion Aljada development in Sharjah, the Central Hub by Zaha Hadid Architects is a new leisure and entertainment destination for the UAE that defines Aljada’s role as a transformational project for Sharjah. The Central Hub’s design conceptualises the first moment a water droplet strikes the earth’s surface, captured in an array of elliptical buildings that are designed to channel prevailing winds into public spaces and courtyards to aid natural cooling.Arada’s commitment to sustainability and smart technologies is integrated within the Central Hub. The complex’s natural ecosystem, irrigated by recovered and recycled water, is designed to sustain a microclimate at ground level for gardens featuring plant speci... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSculptures

KnitCandela

KnitCandela is a thin, sinuous concrete shell built on ultra-lightweight knitted form work that was carried to Mexico from Switzerland in a suitcase.Constructed at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City as part of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first exhibition in Latin America, KnitCandela is an experimental structure that pays homage to the Spanish-Mexican architect and engineer Félix Candela. KnitCandela reimagines his inventive concrete shell structures through the introduction of new computational design methods and innovative KnitCrete formwork technology.The dynamic geometry of KnitCandela’s shell is inspired by the fluid forms of the colourful traditional dress of Jalisco, Mexico. While the structure’s local builde... More