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Zaha Hadid Presentation

Our outstanding presentation about a great architect - Zaha Hadid

Mathias Petrovsky

on 26 April 2011

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Zaha Hadid born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq studied at the American University of Beirut, Architectural Association School of Architecture in London worked with Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Peter Rice taught at the Architectural Association held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria
recieved many architectural awards eg. Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004) as the first woman in history, architecture's equivalent of the Nobel Prize Zaha Hadid Architects - her architectural design office, headquartered in London Zaha's architectural works completed projects ROSENTAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS Arts

-location: Cincinnati, Ohio
-years: 2001-2003
-total area: 7,400 sqm
-awards: Royal Institute of British Architects Award (2004)
American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaum (2005)

"the most important American building to be completed since the Cold War"
~H. Muschamp, New York Times BMW CENTRAL BUILDING
-location: Leipzig, Germany
-years: 2003 - 2005
-total area: 2500 sqm
- the winning design submitted for competition by Pritzker Prize
- an office building and public relations epicenter for the factory and also very imprortant piece of the production process at the factory
-all of the load bearing walls, floors, office levels are of cast-in-place concrete
-roof structure is of a structural steel beam and space frame construction
-tha facade of corregated metal, channel glass, glass curtain walls MAXXI - NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE 21ST CENTURY ARTS

- location: Flaminio/ Rome, Italy
- a winner project of an international design competition
- a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity
- managed by foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities
- an example of experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture
- took over 10 years to complete
- a composition of bending oblong tubes, overlapping, intersecting and piling over each other, resembling a piece of massive transport infrastructure
- consist: 2 museums- 'MAXXI art' and 'MAXXI architecture', an auditorium, a library, media library, a bookshop, a cafeteria, a bar/restaurant, galleries for temporary exhibition, performances, educational activities.
- 'Hadid's finest built work to date' - The Guardian GUANGZHOU OPERA HOUSE
- location: Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
- a newly constructed Chinese opera house
- winner Hadid's design of an International Architectural Competition
- the biggest performing centre in South China, one of the three biggest theathres in the nation
- freestanding auditorium set within an audacious exposed granite and glass-clad steel frame
- 'at once highly theatrical and insistently subtle'- Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian - about the structure ONGOING AND FUTURE PROJECT LONDON AQUATICS CENTRE
-location: Olympic Park, Stratford/east London, England
-an indoor facility with 50m swimming pools and a 25m diving pool
-will be one of the main venues of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
-will be the first building visitors see upon entering Olympic Park
-capacity 17,500 (2,500 Post Olympics)
-expected completion 2011
-location: Milan, Italy
-a development under construction by a group of complanies that won the international tender for the redevelompent of the historic neighborhood of Fiera Milano
-three skyscrapers: Il Dritto ( The Straight One- Arata Isozaki), Lo Storto (The Twisted One- Zaha hadid), Il Curvo ( The Curved One- daniel Liebeskind)
more than 50% of the area will be devoted to a park
-residential area: 148,00sqm, 1,300 apartments (4,500 people), parking for 9,400 vehicles
-will be completed by 2014
-Zaha's Lo Stroto: 185m high, 40 floors; rises vertically with a dynamic twisting shape

-location: Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea
-a large urban development project
-will contain: a multi-use park, a fashion plaza, an underground mall, a restoration of a number of items of national heritage
-Design Plaza - will house a fashion design information centre with seminar rooms and a lecture hall
-Design Park - will replace an older baseball and soccer stadiums and their adjoining flea markets and street vendors
-Underground Cultural Plaza-will be incorporated into the structure of the design park and plaza, will house venues for performances and exhibitions
-new Baseball Stadium

-a proposed art museum in Vilnius, Lithuania
-a winner project of the international design competition for the museum ( 8 April 2008)
-was scheduled to open in 2011 but doubts about its viability passed the initiative over Vilnius
-on February 5th, 2011 the design was given to Helsinki
-shape : a mystical object, hovering over spindled artificial lanscape strip
-a contrast between the building's forms and the vertical forms of nearby skyscrapers
-the top of the building reflects surroundings of the city

'It is especially important today to acknowledge cultural buildings, that they have unique and special morphologies. Those buildings should make an impression on people, people should accept them' - Z. Hadid http://constructedenvironment.com/2010/03/22/new-cool-architecture-zaha-hadids-maxxi/
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