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Crevasse Vases


The two vases are cut from a single block, and scored along two diagonal lines, creating a warped, inverted surface. They can be assembled together in alternative configurations, creating solid forms, or they can stand alone as distinct objects. The playful nature of the set means that the configurations can be altered to make a […]


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LACOSTE Shoes


The Zaha Hadid for LACOSTE footwear collaboration began with a digitized interpretation of surfaces with repeated patterns. The design expression behind the collaboration with LACOSTE footwear allows the evolution of dynamic fluid grids. When wrapped around the shape of a foot, these expand and contract to negotiate and adapt to the body ergonomically. In doing […]


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Aqua Table


The enigmatic liquid form of the Aqua table awakens one’s curiosity. The user is invited to explore the forces of motion that created such a form. The form is blurring the relationship between the horizontal top and vertical legs. The three blisters bulging out to form legs below the table surface register as indentations at […]


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Melissa Shoes


The collaboration with melissa expands Zaha Hadid’s portfolio to the fi eld of fashion, creating an exciting opportunity to express spatial ideas in a different scale and through different media. For the first time melissa is collaborating with an architect opening a new research topic, diversifying its repertoire. The design engages with the fl uid […]


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Luis Vuitton Icone Bag


The opportunities of reinterpretation of the iconic LV Bucket bag lead us to refl ect on its condition as a generic container. The combination of a series of formal operations (extrusion, distortion, peeling and slicing) and the selection of materials, created a family of differentiated bags, hybrid crossings between traditional bag typologies, i.e. pochette and […]


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Burnham Pavilion


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. Our design continues Chicago’s renowned tradition […]


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Lilas


Taking inspiration from complex natural geometries such as flower petals and leaves the three parasols overlap to create the pavilion’s main conceptual feature: complex symmetry, interweaving all-the-while without touching, allowing air, light and sound to travel through narrow gaps in a state that is both open and likewise tending toward closure. Raised on a low […]


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The Circle at Zurich Airport


The fluid shapes of the building respond to two conditions. There is the compact and continuous adjacency to the airport on one side and a convex and eroded condition on the other side in order to maximise the perimeter, to embrace nature and to take maximum advantage of views. The building’s “interior urbanism” encourages interaction […]


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JS Bach / Zaha Hadid Architects Chamber Music Hall


Zaha 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 […]


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Evelyn Grace Academy


The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth, broadens 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 strategic […]


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Zaha Hadid Chandelier for Swarovski


Zaha Hadid and Swarovski Crystal Palace are collaborating on a design that pushes the boundaries and preconceived notions of what a chandelier is; one drawing inspiration from self-organizing systems and nanotechnology, redefining the chandelier as an object that is not merely hung from the ceiling to one engaging the space forcefully. 86 cables stretching from […]


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The Mobile Art Pavilion for CHANEL


The Mobile Art Pavilion for CHANEL by Zaha Hadid Architects has been inspired by one of CHANEL’s signature creations, the quilted bag. CHANEL is renowned for its layering of the finest textiles and exquisite detailing to create the most elegant and cohesive pieces for each collection. In her quest for complex, dynamic and fluid spaces, […]


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Rabat Grand Theater


The site for the Grand Theater sits in the geographic center between the twin cities of Rabat and Salè; the historic Kasbah Oudayas to the north-west, the ancient city of Salè and airport to the north-east, Chellah and the Royal Palace to the south-west and the proposed Sequence III of Amwaj Development to the east. […]


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Belu Bench


Belu is conceived as an autonomous single-celled body that allows for multi-functional use; as a table, counter, chair, container, or simply as a surface to lean on, rest on… With the dynamic complex geometry of a fluid volume, Belu is able to generate varying adjacency conditions in its direct relationship with the human body. Belu […]


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Genesy Lamp


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 […]


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Hotel Puerta America – Hotels Silken


The Client allowed us full autonomy, the brief – to design a floor of a hotel comprising 30 rooms and all common parts. The objective, to ensure a dynamic and customized project. We took the opportunity to create a new domestic language of architecture, driven by new developments in digital design and enhanced manufacturing capabilities. […]


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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension


The growth of the institution presents an opportunity to explore new formal relationships between the components of the museum and the garden that frames it, in so far that the ensemble constitutes a kind of topography in itself. The new extension seeks to establish a new landscape within the territory of its architecture, at the […]


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Maggie’s Center Fife, Victoria Hospital


Introduction. The Maggie’s Center Fife is within the grounds of Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Providing a resource and counseling center for people with cancer, Maggie’s Fife is domestic in scale but unique in execution. Context. Maggie’s Center Fife is located on the edge of a hollow adjacent to the hospital. The hollow has a dramatic […]


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Phaeno Science Center Wolfsburg


The Science Center, the first of its kind in Germany, appears as a mysterious object, giving rise to curiosity and discovery. The visitor is faced with a degree of complexity and strangeness, which is ruled however by a very specific system of structural organization. Located on a very special site in the City of Wolfsburg it […]


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Vitra Fire Station


We initiated our design with a study of the overall factory site. Our intention was to place the elements of our commission in such a way that they would not be lost between the enormous factory sheds. We also used these elements to structure the whole site, giving identity and rhythm to the main street […]


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