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The Adidas Superstar Supershell by @ZahaHadidDesign in collaboration with @Pharrell is now showcased in the ‘Sneaker Collab’ exhibition at the Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains ( @mudaclausanne ) #Switzerland until 26 January 2020. . ‘Sneaker Collab’ at mudac together with @Swisssneaks ch celebrates the cultural and sociological history of sport, focusing on an iconic object that has spread far beyond the sporting world for which it was initially created, entering our daily lives and our urbanity: the sneaker. . The #Adidas Superstar shoe is one of the world’s most popular and recognizable fashion designs. For this 2015 collaboration with Adidas, Pharell Williams curated the Supershell collection of contemporary reinterpretations on the Superstar shoe. . Pharrell invited #ZahaHadid to reinvent the classic shell toe of the #AdidasSuperstar shoe. Hadid’s subtle interpretation is defined by the original structure of the famous Shelltoe, extending the radial pattern of the original design by adding depth and bifurcation. . “I’m a huge fan of Zaha Hadid. I would venture to say that Zaha Hadid is one of the most talented architects of our time and of history in my opinion,” explains Pharrell. “I think that Zaha’s designs are just like her buildings, they augment reality forever. With the Supershell she created, using the iconic shelltoe of the shoe, I feel like she used dimensions of what already exists, and cast shadows that weren’t necessarily there.” . ‘Sneaker Collab’ exhibition Until 26 January 2020 Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (mudac ) Place de la Cathédrale 6, #Lausanne , Switzerland . #sneakerculture #sneakers #iviich #sneakercollablausanne

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Leeza SOHO #Beijing opens 19 November 2019. . Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides its site, the Leeza SOHO tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium - the world’s tallest - extends 194m through the full height of the building and connects with the metro station below, creating a fantastic new public space for the city. . As the tower rises, the diagonal axis through the site defined by the subway tunnel is re-aligned by ‘twisting’ the atrium through 45 degrees to orientate the atrium’s higher floors with the historic north-south / east-west axis on which the city was founded. . The core and shell development of Leeza SOHO was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The tower’s double-insulated, unitised glass curtain-wall system steps the glazing units on each floor at an angle, allowing ventilating registers to draw outside air through an operable cavity when required; creating extremely efficient environmental control for each floor. . Leeza SOHO is ZHA’s fourth collaboration with @SOHO_China to achieve LEED certification, totalling 15 million square feet (1.4 million m² ) of mixed-use urban space in Beijing and Shanghai. . @ZhangXinSoho , SOHO China’s CEO, explained at Leeza SOHO’s ground-breaking, “China attracts the best talent from around the world. It’s important to work with architects who understand what the next generation requires; connecting communities and traditions with innovative new technologies to embrace the future.” . Photo: Leeza SOHO atrium by @HuftonAndCrow #Beijing #China #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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‘Concept to Completion' exhibition, @ZahaHadidGallery from Tues 17 Sept 2019. . Launching during @L_D_F_official , the exhibition details the development of projects by #ZahaHadidArchitects that will open in 2020; featuring the @BeeahHQ in UAE; KAFD Metro Station in Saudi Arabia and @OneThousandMuseum residential tower in USA. . Guided tours of the exhibition on Tues 17 & Wed 18 Sept – book via link in bio. . Video - the construction of One Thousand Museum by @PBS The 62-storey (216m/709ft ) tower incorporates an innovative external structure that brings a continuity between its engineering and architecture, defining generous living areas uninterrupted by internal columns with fantastic views over Biscayne Bay. . Adjacent to Miami’s waterside Museum Park, One Thousand Museum recently received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the city - marking another milestone towards officially welcoming its residents. . #Miami #Florida #USA #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#SundayStaircase : within the foyer of the Heydar Aliyev Center #Baku – stunning photo #repost from @hx1125 Built on the site of a Soviet munitions factory, the centre’s architecture embodies an enlightened philosophical framework; its fluid forms promise to open and engage local culture with an act of attraction rather than imposition. Exterior surfaces rise from their surroundings to define a series of exhibition and performance spaces within, inviting the city into the heart of building. . Named ‘Design of the Year’ by London’s @DesignMuseum , the centre was cited as "a masterwork of invention and execution.” Since opening in 2012, it has hosted exhibitions and performances by Azeri and international artists. On his visit to Baku, Pope Francis addressed local residents and religious leaders in the centre’s theatre. . . #Baku #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#TBT – marble relief (detail ) by @ZahaHadidDesign and immaculately crafted by @CitcoItaly Presented within the ‘Secret Garden’ installation at #SaloneDelMobile 2012, each 6 sq. m relief explored the organizational systems of nature; their formal complexity, repetition and textures derived from systems of growth found in the natural world. . #ZahaHadidDesign #ZahaHadid #marble

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. #TodayAtApple Design Lab with #ZahaHadidArchitects : Architecture in AR . Explore augmented reality in the design process with Zaha Hadid Architects, as part of @Apple ’s ‘Future of the City’ series. After finding inspiration in ZHA’s designs, you’ll discover how to combine shapes in the Morpholio Trace app on iPad to create your own architectural forms. Then view your creation in AR. Bring a device or use one of ours. . Friday 30 August, 16:00-17:30 . Apple Hysan Place 500 Hennessy Road Hong Kong, Causeway Bay . Free event – book via link in bio . #Apple #architecture #AR #AugmentedReality

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ICYMI: @ArchDigest Magazine listed Port House in Antwerp as one of the most beautiful examples of historic and modern architecture combining to produce something better than the sum of their parts. “When the two worlds of old and new come together, the result can be awe-inspiring,” explained @ArchDigest ’s @iamnickmafi Opened in 2016 and named ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the  #MIPIM Awards as well as commended by the  @ArchitecturalReview ’s ‘New into Old’ Awards, Port House repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new headquarters for the @PortOfAntwerp - reconnecting the city with the vital activities of its port. With over 12km of docks handling 26% of Europe’s container shipping, Antwerp is the continent’s second largest port, and ambitious targets for expansion to meet Europe’s growth over the next century.
Working with heritage consultants  @origin_eu , ZHA’s historic analysis of the fire station revealed its unrealised tower. Port House is a composition of a new volume that ‘floats’ above the old building, respecting each of the existing facades and completing the verticality of the original design’s unbuilt central tower. The new extension points towards the city, linking Antwerp with the port on which it was founded.
Surrounded by water, the new extension's façade reflects the changing tones and colours of the city’s sky. This perception of a transparent volume, cut to give the new building its sparkling appearance, reinterprets Antwerp’s moniker as the city of diamonds.
Including references to the River Scheldt, the city of  #Antwerp and the dynamics of its port, married with the successful renovation and reuse of a redundant fire station - integrating the old building as part of the new headquarters – Port House will serve the port well through its planned expansion over future generations. .
Brilliant film commissioned by  #Schuco#Schueco #havenhuis #antwerpen #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#Monday in #Montpellier @ths_btl at #pierresvives Great capture #repost from @EmidioCastri

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#TBT : Leicester Square, London (detail ), sectional perspective painting (design competition proposal, 1990 ). . The design re-invents Leicester Square as a public room on the surface of a new subterranean urbanism. . The proposal does not suggest filling the square with fountains or interventions, but instead, turns these structures upside down and sinks them into the ground; solid and transparent skyscrapers slicing downwards creating inhabited canyons flooded with light from above. . #architecture #urbanism #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#weekend Huey and Charlie check out some architecture in Chelsea. . Great photo #repost from @tonythedogwalker @520W28 #NewYorkCity

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LOOP Immersive Sound Lounge by @ZHVRGroup for @LATheBestSound ’s division @L.Acoustics.Creations. . L-Acoustics is the global leader in premium audio, collaborating with the world’s most renowned performing arts centres and music venues. . L-Acoustics Creations – a division within the company – is developing sound technologies with an unrivalled sonic signature and advanced Immersive Hyperreal Sound for residential, cultural and experiential spaces. . Originally created for professional venues, L-Acoustics’ audio solutions have been reconfigured as the Island, a personal auditorium with a multichannel platform. . The Island’s signature edition – LOOP – is the first collaboration between L-Acoustics Creations and Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group. . LOOP marries the highest resolution audio of L-Acoustics’ Immersive Sound Art (L-ISA ) with ZHA’s signature design language. . Concealed beneath LOOP’s fluid exterior is an array of cutting-edge hardware and software. L-ISA Bubbles technology goes back to the fundamentals of musical reproduction by ensuring playback fully restores the richly layered, multidimensional characteristics of contemporary professional recording. Encoded in the proprietary Blu 23.1 format, BluBubbles delivers a powerful concert-level experience within a personal environment. . Listening to faultless audio of unprecedented clarity, dynamics and realism via 24 independent channels, LOOP enables users to experience sound from the perspective of the artist or to be become totally immersed in the most realistic audio while watching a movie. . ZHVR has drawn inspiration from natural forms and contemporary engineering to define LOOP’s curvilinear geometries which seamlessly incorporate L-Acoustics` technology. Available in a variety finishes ranging from hand-crafted wood to carbon fibre, LOOP’s detailing and materials provide optimal acoustic performance. . A ZHVR pilot project, LOOP’s design process involved VR workflow developed by the group; from initial sketches using immersive modelling software to mixed reality simulations allowing evaluation of the design’s ergonomics and materiality.

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@OneThousandMuseum in Miami receives Excellence in Structural Engineering (EiSE ) 2019 Award. . The EiSE Awards program recognises the innovative projects completed by structural engineering firms based in New York City. . Working with DeSimone Consulting Engineers @desimoneengineers , Zaha Hadid Architects designed One Thousand Museum’s 62-storey (216m/709ft ) tower to incorporate an external structure that brings a continuity between its engineering and architecture, defining generous living areas uninterrupted by internal columns with fantastic views over Biscayne Bay. . Adjacent to Miami’s waterside Museum Park, One Thousand Museum recently received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the city - marking another milestone towards officially welcoming its residents. . Photo by Alëna Graff ( @ifilm miami ) . #Miami #Florida #USA #architecture #engineering #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#FridayFeeling : . Bike riding practice with Dad. . Outside the #LondonAquaticsCentre in @QueenElizabethOlympicPark Great photo #reposted from @b.pfy .

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Morpheus Hotel @CityOfDreamsMacau has been named a winner of the @NatGeoTravelUK #BigSleepAwards 2019. . Fantastic video of the Morpheus lobby #reposted from @missyoko Morpheus was designed as a vertical extrusion of the site’s existing abandoned foundations created for a tower that did not progress; using this rectangular footprint to define a 40-storey building of two internal vertical circulation cores connected at podium & roof levels where the many guest amenities were required. Three horizontal vortices generate the voids through the central atrium and define the hotel’s spectacular interior public spaces. In-between these voids, a series of bridges create unique spaces for the restaurants, bars and guest lounges by renowned chefs including @AlainDucasse & @PierreHermeOfficial Working with @BuroHappoldEngineering , #ZahaHadid Architects designed the building’s structure to optimise the hotel’s interiors. The world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton, its rich pattern of structural members at lower levels progresses upwards to a less dense grid of lighter members at its summit. . Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts said, “From the very beginning, we shared ZHA’s vision and determination to push boundaries. Morpheus offers a journey of the imagination. From the curved exterior to the dramatic interior spaces, it pleases the eye and excites the senses: a contemporary masterpiece to be enjoyed by many generations to come.” . @TIME Magazine has listed Morpheus Hotel as one of the World’s Greatest Places based on key factors including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. Morpheus was also voted @ArchDaily ’s Building of the Year’ (BOTY ) in the hospitality category while @PopSci Magazine included the hotel in their list ‘Best of What New’. . #Macau #architecture @natgeotravel @natgeo #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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This week’s #SundayStaircase is within the Library & Learning Centre (LLC ) at Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna (WU ) @WUVienna Stunning photo #reposted from @jeroenvandam With 26,000 students, researchers and staff, WU is the EU’s largest academic institution for business, economics and social sciences. LLC opened in 2013 as the university’s primary gathering space and place of study. . LLC received a 2014 @RIBA European Award and was also shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. . “LLC offers within its vast interior a series of stunning, day-lit circulation spaces and attractive working areas that provide an effective social and cultural heart to the university,” explained the RIBA. “The spatial delights of the interior include the outstandingly beautiful, almost polished, finish of the clearly expressed, fair-faced, in-situ concrete structure… the popularity of the library with students and other users as a place for study is clearly evident.” .

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#FridayFeeling Video: the making of @BulgariOffical ’s B.zero1 collection by @ZahaHadidDesign #Bvlgari #Bzero1 #ZahaHadidDesign #ZahaHadid

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#SundayStaircase : @RiversideMuseum #Glasgow – photo by @IwanBaan ・・・ Welcoming over a million visitors to its exhibitions and events every year, the Riverside Museum opened in 2011 and was named ‘European Museum of the Year’ in 2013; becoming one of #Scotland ’s most popular cultural hubs and tourist attractions. ・・・ The @NewYorkerMag explained at the Riverside’s opening: “The building is visually striking, and inside it yields a space that is both dramatic and functional—with the capaciousness of a warehouse but also a sense of movement… the building reveals itself to you as you move through it and experience its curves. The glass walls at either end bring in plenty of daylight, and through the one facing the river you can see a huge nineteenth-century sailing ship permanently anchored next to the museum. There is something sentimental at the heart of any museum whose reason for being is to celebrate the affection we feel for objects that were once part of everyday life, but the Riverside Museum has a boldness that transcends coy nostalgia. This is powerful architecture built to house powerful things. Its easy, flowing quality reminds you that the purpose of this museum is to give these streetcars and fire engines new life in a post-industrial world, in which they are honored rather than used. You begin to understand what #ZahaHadid was trying to do when you look across the river to the lone remaining shipyard, where amid the cranes and drydocks stands a huge metal shed with a zigzagging roof, used for framing hulls. She took the shed as a starting point, but any architect with a pair of eyes could have done that. What Hadid saw was that, in echoing the shed, it was possible to arrive at a perfect metaphor for the evolution of an old industrial city like Glasgow. The city has gone from being a place where people labor at making things to a place where people come to be entertained; Hadid has taken something hard, tough, and workaday and made it fluid and inviting.” .

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#FridayFeeling Fantastic mural in Khirfan Street, Amman - created by @Miramar Muhd for this year’s @Baladk Festival. #zahahadid #mural #streetart #amman #jordan

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. Leeza SOHO #Beijing opens 19 November. . Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides its site, the Leeza SOHO tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium - the world’s tallest - extends 194m through the full height of the building and connects with the metro station below, creating a fantastic new public space for the city. As the tower rises, the diagonal axis through the site defined by the subway tunnel is re-aligned by ‘twisting’ the atrium through 45 degrees to orientate the atrium’s higher floors with the historic north-south / east-west axis on which the city was founded. The core and shell development of Leeza SOHO was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The tower’s double-insulated, unitised glass curtain-wall system steps the glazing units on each floor at an angle, allowing ventilating registers to draw outside air through an operable cavity when required; creating extremely efficient environmental control for each floor. Leeza SOHO is ZHA’s fourth collaboration with SOHO China to achieve LEED certification, totalling 15 million square feet (1.4 million m² ) of mixed-use urban space in Beijing and Shanghai. @ZhangXinSoho , Soho China’s CEO, explained at Leeza SOHO’s ground-breaking, “China attracts the best talent from around the world. It’s important to work with architects who understand what the next generation requires; connecting communities and traditions with innovative new technologies to embrace the future.” . Video #repost @SOHO_China #Beijing #China #Architecture #ZahaHadid #ZahaHadidArchitects

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Stunning photo #reposted from @nlsteven • “Curved Handles” | Generali Tower | Milan, Italy | Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects | 2018. #nlstevenInMilan #ZahaHadid #sony2470gm #MilanArchitecture Generali Tower in Milan is one of four projects by #ZahaHadidArchitects & @ZahaHadidDesign shortlisted for the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards @LEAFawardsForum Generali Tower is within @CityLifeMilano , the largest new civic space and public park in Milan since Parco Sempione opened 130 years ago. . Aligned at ground level with three of the city’s primary axes that converge within CityLife, the 170m tower connects with its surrounding public piazzas and park; the curvilinear geometries of its podium defined by the perceived centripetal forces generated from the staggered intersection of these three city axes. . This vortex of centripetal forces at ground level is transferred vertically through the tower by realigning successive rhomboid-shaped floor plates to twist the tower about its vertical axis. This helical twist reduces incrementally with the height of each floor above street level, giving all floors a fractionally different relationship to the floors above and below. . As the tower rises offering broader views across the city, the twist orientates the tower's higher floors to the primary southeast axis leading to Bramante’s 15th Century tribune of Santa Maria della Grazie. . The tower houses up to 3,900 employees to meet Generali’s continued growth as one of the world’s largest financial institutions. . With a double facade system, Generali Tower’s high standards of energy efficiency have received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. .

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#SundayStaircase : this external stair at Evelyn Grace Academy is next to the 100 metre running track that travels through the centre of the school located on a tight urban site in #Brixton , London. . Opened in 2010, the academy’s design appreciates its students as important members of the community - and treats them as such; connecting pupils with the innovation & dynamism of 21st century London and encouraging them to take ownership of their school. . #EvelynGraceAcademy ’s 1,200 students (aged between 11-18 years old ) and all its faculty are ambitious, dedicated and passionate; achieving notable academic and sporting success as well as wide recognition for their work in the arts and new digital technologies. . Great photo composite by @HuftonAndCrow #London #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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#FridayFeeling #TheHouseOfDancingWater  by @DragoneOfficial at @CityOfDreamsMacau #ZahaHadidArchitects ’ Morpheus Hotel at @CityOfDreamsMacau has been nominated for the @WorldArchFest #WAF19 Awards, as well as two @LEAFawardsForum Awards and received special mention at the @Architizer A+ Awards. . Last year @TIME Magazine listed the Morpheus as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places’ based on factors including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. Morpheus was also voted @ArchDaily ’s ‘Building of the Year’ (BOTY ) in the hospitality category while @PopSci Magazine included the hotel in their list ‘Best of What New’. .

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#TBT : Victoria City Areal, Berlin (detail ), aerial perspective painting (design competition proposal, 1988 ). ... Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this site epitomized the city as a urban island; located on a major city axis, the Kurfürstendamn, but completely enclosed and virtually inaccessible. . To create a building in such a fortified context, the proposal intensified its urban density horizontally, dividing the site into new air corridors with three distinct zones that contain the three major functions: shopping district, offices and a hotel. . Because the cruciform site would become the new focus of several major thoroughfares – streets and rail lines – the proposed shopping area is terraced in a concentric relationship to the shops at the fringe of the site. . An extendible system of ‘beams’ with office accommodation is superimposed over the shopping facilities, above which ‘floats’ the angled volume of the hotel. . #Berlin #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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Summer on Mount  @Kronplatz #MessnerMountainMuseum #Corones Video via ‪Beton.org‬ . Embedded within the mountain’s summit 2,275m above sea level,  #MMMCorones tells stories of human endeavour and #mountaineering traditions by  #ReinholdMessner #sudtirol #italia #italy #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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The #ScienceMuseum #London has a fantastic season of free exhibitions, activities, workshops, labs and summer camps during the upcoming school holidays. Visit @ScienceMuseum ’s bio for details. . Brilliant photo of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at @ScienceMuseum - #repost from @krzys ko. . Welcoming over 2 million visitors each year to its exhibitions and events, the gallery is defined by the 1929 Handley Page 'Gugnunc' aircraft at its centre. Driven by mathematical equations of airflow used in the aviation industry, #ZahaHadidArchitects ’ computational design research group ( @ZHCODE ) developed geometries representing the air that would have flowed around this historic aircraft in flight. Waldemar Januszczak of the @SundayTimes explained: “An environment that fills you with wonder. I found myself uplifted by something pure, floaty and mysterious: the beauty of maths.” . #science #mathematics #maths #math #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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KnitCandela—a thin, sinuous concrete shell built on ultra-lightweight knitted formwork—has received the Jury Prize and also voted the People’s Choice winner at the @Architizer A+ Awards 2019 in the ‘Details / Architecture+Concrete’ category. . Installed at @MUAC_UNAM #MexicoCity during ZHA’s exhibition ‘Design As Second Nature’, KnitCandela is an experimental structure designed by @ZHCODE that pays homage to the architect & engineer #FélixCandela —reimagining his inventive concrete shell structures through the introduction of new computational design methods and innovative KnitCrete knitted formwork technology. . KnitCrete is a material-saving & cost-effective knitted formwork system to cast double-curved geometries in concrete. Developed at @ethzurich by @blockresearchgroup in collaboration with Swiss #nccrdfab , KnitCrete enables the realisation of a wide range of anticlastic geometries. With this cable-net and fabric formwork system, expressive concrete surfaces can now be constructed efficiently, without the need for complex moulds. . KnitCandela’s thin, double-curved concrete shell with a surface area of almost 50 sq.m and weighing more than 5 tonnes, was applied on a KnitCrete formwork of only 55 kg. The knitted fabric of the formwork system was carried to Mexico from Switzerland in just two suitcases. . Designed to be constructed within a tight schedule, restricted space and minimal budget, KnitCandela demonstrates the rapid evolution of digital design & fabrication to the challenges faced by the construction industry, integrating digital fabrication with the skills of traditional craftsmanship and construction methods. . #ArchitectureExtrapolated (R-Ex ) managed KnitCandela’s construction as part of their work integrating digital technologies in building trades in #Mexico

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Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre in China is one of four projects by #ZahaHadidArchitects shortlisted for the @WorldArchFest #WAF19 Awards. . Harnessing the energy of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to create project with a lasting legacy that has enhanced and also regenerated its setting, the centre acts as both an anchor and a catalyst for future investment in Nanjing’s Hexi New Town. Comprised of two hotel towers that include the new @JumeirahGroup Nanjing, a cultural centre with conference facilities, an urban plaza, offices and mixed-use areas, the development initially provided accommodation for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Now in its legacy stage, the centre has fostered investment in Hexi New Town on multiple levels; integrating additional infrastructure with new functions that include the hotels and a venue for Jiangsu Province’s annual conferences. The cultural centre’s design is a three dimensional calligraphic composition that resonates with #Nanjing ’s 1,600-year-old tradition of Yunjin - the name given to the intricate brocade threading used by local craftsmen to weave the region’s acclaimed gold and silver fabrics. Like Yunjin thread, a continuous line interweaves throughout the cultural centre connecting it with its earthquake-resistant towers and beyond to the new central business district, riverside park and Jiangxinzhou Island. The tapering profiles of the towers, at 255m and 315m ( #ZahaHadid Architects' tallest completed towers to date ), extend the viewer’s sense of perspective and their trapezoidal floor plans maximise their river-facing frontages. Mainland #China ’s first completely top-down/bottom-up tower construction, combining above and below ground construction with extensive design work proceeding in parallel, the project’s construction programme was reduced by a full year. The entire centre was completed 34 months after design began with all works on site lasting only 18 months. .

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#SundayStaircase : Named one of Moscow's most beautiful modern buildings, the Dominion office tower was included in the 2016 list of the city’s best new projects. . Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, the Dominion is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city. Conceived as a series of vertically stacked plates off-set at each level, a central atrium rises through all levels to bring natural light into the centre of the building. Balconies and interconnecting staircases project into the atrium and correspond to the displacement of Dominion’s outer envelope. The atrium becomes a three-dimensional shared space over many levels that encourages interaction between the employees of the companies within the building. The integration also encourages collaboration between companies of different disciplines. Many IT and creative industry start-up companies regard this collective research culture as vital for progress and development, and Dominion’s design reinforces this open connectivity throughout the building. . Brilliant photo by @huftonandcrow #Moscow #Russia #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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Beijing Daxing International Airport #PKX is preparing to open on 30 September. Great new video via @CCTV , @CGTN , @SCMPnews With Beijing’s existing airport at capacity, construction of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport began in 2016 and is now complete in preparation to open on 30 Sept this year. The airport will serve 72 million passengers a year by 2025 (630,000 flights/year on 4 runways ) and is designed for expansion to serve 100 million passengers and 4 million tons of cargo annually on 880,000 flights a year (300 take-offs/landings an hour ). The new terminal with rail transportation centre is designed to be extremely user-focussed, efficient and adaptable for future growth; its 6-pier radial design gives exceptional convenience for passengers and flexibility in operations. Flowing parabolic folds within the terminal’s vaulted roof reach to the ground to support the structure and allow natural light within, directing all passengers to the central courtyard. Echoing principles within traditional Chinese architecture that organise interconnected spaces around a central courtyard, the new terminal’s design guides all passengers seamlessly through the relevant departure, arrival or transfer zones towards the grand courtyard at its centre – a multi-layered meeting space at the very heart of the terminal. It’s compact, radial design minimises distances between check-in and gate, as well as minimising distances between gates for transferring passengers. Every aircraft pier radiates from the terminal’s main central court where all passenger services & amenities are located. The airport includes 100% rainwater collection and a solar farm to harvest energy. A fully-integrated transport hub for the Beijing-Tianjin corridor and southern Hebei Province, the airport will offer express trains to city centres and direct connections to regional rail services as well as the national high-speed network.

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. . In time for its #July4th celebrations, One Thousand Museum residential tower recently received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the city of Miami - marking another milestone towards officially welcoming its residents. . Adjacent to Miami’s waterside Museum Park, One Thousand Museum’s 62-storey (216m/709ft ) tower incorporates an external structure that brings a continuity between its engineering and architecture, defining generous living areas uninterrupted by internal columns with fantastic views of Biscayne Bay. . Video courtesy @OneThousandMuseum #Miami #USA #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

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Created for the 2009 @MIFestival , the JS Bach chamber music pavilion opened ten years ago today. . Designed for solo performances of Bach’s works during the 2009 festival, a voluminous ribbon swirls within the space; carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies. The ribbon flows above the performer, cascades to the ground and envelops the audience to enhance the multiplicity of Bach’s work through the integration of formal and structural logic. . The ribbon consists of a translucent fabric membrane articulated by an internal steel structure suspended from the ceiling. The surface of the fabric shell undulates in a constant rhythm as it is stretched over its frame, varying between the highly tensioned skin on the exterior of the ribbon and the soft billowing effect of the same fabric on the interior of the ribbon. Clear acrylic acoustic panels suspended above the stage reflect and disperse the sound, while remaining visually imperceptible within the fabric. . Following its 2009 performances in Manchester, the pavilion travelled to festivals in #Amsterdam (2010 ) and #AbuDhabi (2011 ). . Video: excerpts from violinist #AlinaIbragimova ’s outstanding performance of Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor for @BBCTwo ’s The Culture Show. . #JSBach #Manchester #ZahaHadid #ZahaHadidArchitects

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The Kensington #London billboard by @ZahaHadidDesign for @JCDecauxGlobal is one of five projects by ZHA/ZHD nominated for the @Architizer A+ Awards 2019 - public voting link in our bio. . Great photo by @krzys ko. . Winner of the ‘Best Original Digital Billboard’ at the Digital Outdoor Advertising Awards, the design redefines the language of billboard design as a unique communications channel that integrates contemporary design & digital media. A sculptural digital canvas that replaces an existing billboard on the site, the design combines innovative digital screen technology with a double-ribbon of matt stainless steel framing a curved digital screen. Both a civic gesture and a promotional medium, the intertwined, looped ribbon design expresses the dynamism of pedestrian and vehicle traffic movements that intersect at this important London junction. The stainless steel ribbon twists as it encircles the screen, defining a varying silhouette when seen from different viewpoints; reimagining the billboard as public art. . JCDecaux provides a range of services free of charge to cities and transport authorities across the world, all paid for through advertising. Working with leading designers & architects, these services include bus shelters, street lighting, public benches, bins, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile device charging stations and interactive wayfinding screens that provide practical everyday assistance. In 2003, JCDecaux introduced one of the world’s first self-service public bicycle hire schemes in Vienna. Public bicycles, funded by advertising revenue, are now available in 700 cities over 50 countries.

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The team led by Singapore’s Architects 61 in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects has begun design development workshops for the New Science Centre. . #ScienceCentreSingapore opened in 1977 and now welcomes more than a million visitors a year. Supporting educational institutions in building one of the world’s most science-literate nations, @ScienceCentreSG makes science accessible & engaging with immersive exhibitions demonstrating the principles & powers of science. . To inspire future generations in the rapidly advancing world of science & technology, Mr Ong Ye Kung, #Singapore ’s Minister for Education announced the Science Centre Board has awarded the multidisciplinary consultancy tender for the design of the new Science Centre to the team led by Architects 61 in collaboration with ZHA. . “The New Science Centre promises to bring even more excitement… As we wind down the focus on examinations in schools, we are ramping up inquiry-based & applied learning. The New Science Centre will be the biggest applied learning classroom for all our students,” explained Mr Ong. . To be located next to Chinese Garden MRT station, the New Science Centre in the Lakeside precinct of Singapore’s Jurong Lake District will continue this mission to bring science to life; weaving creative storytelling & innovative technologies for enriching learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ( #STEM ). . Targeted for completion around 2025, the New Science Centre will have improved facilities such as specialised labs to complement learning in schools. Set in a garden by the lake, there will also be opportunities to offer outdoor programmes & activities. . Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of #ScienceCentreSingapore , said, “The award of tender comes after months of in-depth discussions with each of the shortlisted firms. Together with our appointed team of consultants & in partnership with the community & our stakeholders, we look forward to reimagining how a trip to the new Science Centre will continue to inspire lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of STEM, where Science can befriend and transform the minds of millions.” .

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#SundayStaircase - stunning photo by @Binet Helene of #Alpenzoo station on the #Hungerburg funicular railway #Innsbruck Since December 2007 over 5 million passengers have made more than 9 million journeys on the funicular railway between the centre of Innsbruck up the Nordkette mountain to Hungerburg. . The Hungerburg funicular ( #Hungerburgbahn ) is part of Innsbruck’s Nordpark Cable Railway ( #Nordkettenbahnen ) beginning at Congress underground station in the centre of the city. Trains stop at #Lowenhaus station before crossing the bridge over the River Inn, then climbing to Alpenzoo station and on to Hungerburg where passengers can continue their journey on the #Seegrube and #Hafelekar cable cars up to the summit at 2,300m. . Shortlisted by @RIBA for the 2008 #StirlingPrize , #ZahaHadidArchitects designed each station to adapts to its own unique context, topography, altitude and passenger circulation, with glass roofs that echo natural ice formations, like glaciers or frozen mountain streams. . Each station’s lightweight roof structure ‘floats’ above a concrete plinth, creating an artificial landscape that echoes the passenger circulation within. When completed in 2007, the stations were the world’s largest structures using double-curved glass in construction. . Using innovative new design and production methods that have since become mainstream – such as CNC milling, thermoforming, and computational parametric design – enabled precision in translating the fluid geometries of the design into the built structures. . The Hungerburgbahn connects the city of Innsbruck with nature and its stations by #ZahaHadid have become an integral to Innsbruck’s cityscape,” explained Innsbruck mayor Christine Oppitz-Plorer. .

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