Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Zaha Hadid' (9)

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo



With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will replace the existing Kasumigaoka National Stadium. The arena is also slated to…

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Added by Eugene on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Sexy Aquatics Centre for 2012 London Olympics



It's not often that completed structures look better than their design sketches, however, this is absolutely the case with Zaha Hadid's latest creation. Only the London-based architect could make a swimming pool look this sleek and sexy.



Hadid's Aquatics Centre will be the trademark building for the 2012 London Olympics and the first venue visitors will see upon entering the Olympic… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Zig-Zagging Roof



Zaha Hadid has designed a countless number of magnificent projects over the last few years. Continuing her impressive streak, the world-renowned architect recently completed the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, whose main feature is a zinc-clad roof that zig-zags its way into the night's sky.



The Riverside Museum overlooks the River Clyde and houses over 3,000 transport-related exhibits.… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Calligraphy-Inspired Architecture



Shaped in a ribbon-like form, this proposal for the new Linkong SOHO building is favorably located within the Great Hongqiao Business Zone in China. The retail and business complex is the second building designed by Zaha Hadid for the largest property developers in Shanghai, SOHO China.



Defined by its calligraphic gesture and distinctive metallic envelope, the mixed-use building features… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture: Guangzhou Opera House (15 pics)



This past weekend, Zaha Hadid celebrated the completion of Guangzhou Opera House, the architect’s first completed project in China. Shaped to resemble two pebbles on the bank of the Pearl River, the design was influenced by river valleys and the way they are transformed by erosion.



With a 1,800-seat Grand Theater equipped with the very latest acoustic technology, a 400-seat… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Largest Cultural Building in China (2 pics)

Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled their design for the largest cultural building in China. Located in Sichuan Province, the Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre is a visually striking new landmark that will act as a gateway to the city.



The Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre will provide the city with an unprecedented collection of world-class arts,… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Zaha Hadid's New School in London (10 pics + video)

World renowned artist Zaha Hadid recently completed a school in Brixton, south London that features a bright red running track that flows right through it. Designed for ARK Education, the Evelyn Grace Academy is organized into four smaller schools that share outdoor spaces and facilities.



The Academy offers a learning environment that engages students… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 20, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture: Jesolo Magica by Zaha Hadid Architects



Zaha Hadid recently designed a retail and business center in the town of Jesolo, Italy, to be situated in two areas halfway between Jesolo urban center and Jesolo sea. Strategically positioned to be a major gateway into town, the project includes a 5 star hotel, 2 story retail complex, offices, congress hall, gym, nightclub, and a restaurant offering panoramic…

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Added by Eugene on November 9, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Sleek, Sexy Concert Hall: Manchester, UK (4 pics)

Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery is set to present a groundbreaking concert hall for their 2009 Festival. Capable of accommodating a small audience of 200 people, the intimate chamber will “create a near-perfect visual and sonic environment,” for a series of nine concerts, in which three internationally… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 4, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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