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BMW Showroom in Leipzig, Germany by Zaha Hadid

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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The last link in a ‘chain’ of buildings, the showroom references adjacent structures, onsite processes and the BMW car through its dynamic shape – forming naturally from the surface of the car park, extending its surfaces through two building parts which ‘rotate’ one around the other to contain showroom and other functions.

Walk By View of the Showroom

  • Architect: Zaha Hahdid Architects
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Matthias Frei (Lph 1-4), Cornelius Schlotthauer (Lph 5-8)
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • 2003 – 2006
  • Built Area: 4,000m2
  • Design Team: Caroline Andersen, Manuela Gatto, Jim Heverin, Jan Huebener, Markus Planteu, Lars Teichmann

Back View of Showroom

Alternate Front View

  • Structural: WPW Ingenieure GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Cost / QS: WPW Ingenieure GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Landscaping: Gross.Max, Edinburgh, UK

The BMW showroom, which also serves as delivery unit of company cars and contains both garage and training academy, constitutes the last link in a chain of buildings created for the BMW plant at Leipzig.

Showroom at Night

The showroom occupies the main approach to the Zaha Hadid Architects designed Central Building, referencing adjacent structures, onsite processes and the BMW car through its dynamic shape.

Showroom Model

The building emerges naturally from trajectories established by the Central Building, forming from the surface of the car park, extending its surfaces to form two distinct building parts, pointed outwards in opposition yet seemingly rotating one around the other.

Showroom Model

 

With one building element the main showroom or exhibition hall is accommodated; an exposed concrete wall containing curved and rhombic passages houses workshop and academy. While the showroom façade presents as a light and open feature, through the use of ‘strip windows’, the workshop is finished in contrast – stonewalled and bitumen-grey, signifying its status as a place of concentrated endeavor.

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ThyssenKrupp Headquarters in Essen, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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A landmark architecture with dynamic-sculptural and technical-innovative form that promotes the values of ThyssenKrupp. Axes span spiral-like in all directions creating a centrifugal field that forms the outline of the buildings and the surrounding landscape. This spatial development evokes images of dune landscapes or glacier fields formed and polished by nature.

ThyssenKrupp Headquarters

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: ThyssenKrupp Headquarters
  • Location: Essen, Germany
  • Completion Date: 2006 – 2006
  • Area: 146,100m2
  • With Parking Houses: 210,000m²
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Cornelius Schlotthauer

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Winghouse in Copenhagen, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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Winghouse forms part of the urban development of Ørestad City, Copenhagen. It is a new office building and car park in Ørestad City, close to the Metro, motorway, Copenhagen airport and the Øresund Bridge.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Winghouse
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: KPC Byg
  • Gross floor area: 11,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2007 – 2010
  • Type of assignment: Commission

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E.ON Energy Research Centre in Aachen, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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Existing contours and infrastructure act as the primary form generator for a new research building at RWTH University – producing a structure which works in symbiosis with the man-made and natural elements that surround it. A structure which harnesses regenerative energy techniques to produce more power than it consumes.

E.ON Energy Research Centre

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: E.ON Energy Research Centre
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Area: 5,000m2
  • Gross: 6,900m2
  • Completion Date: 2006 – TBC
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Gernot Finselbach
  • Assistant Project Architect: Philipp Vogt
  • Competition Team: Britta Knobel, Arnoldo Rabago, Margarita Yordanova Valova, Graham Modlen, Nils Fischer, Sara Klomps, Helmut Kinzler
  • Structural: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers (London, UK/Berlin, GER)
  • M & E / Services: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (Stuttgart, GER)

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Wangjing Soho in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Office and retail complex, beacon midway between city and airport, a welcome and farewell to Beijing – Wangjing Soho is all these things. Conceived as two masses – ‘Chinese fans’ that circle and embrace each other in an intricate dance – Wangjing Soho establishes a vibrant, dynamic presence on the Beijing skyline.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Wangjing Soho
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 2009 – 2014
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi

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Low-energy office building in Ballerup, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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The new office building of Energinet.dk in Ballerup is a low-energy building. The lowest energy class possible has been achieved exclusively by means of optimising the design and geometry. The building has an annual energy consumption of only 47,7 kWh/m2. Incorporating solar panels, ground water cooling and heat pumps in the project would further reduce the annual energy consumption to only 35 kWh/m2.

Low-energy office building

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Low-energy office building
  • Location: Ballerup, Denmark
  • Client: Energinet.dk
  • Gross floor area: 4,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: First prize in competition
  • Turnkey Contractor: Dahl Entreprise A/S
  • Landscape Architects: Schul Landscape Architects
  • Engineers: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund Consulting Engineers

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Vilnius Museum & Cultural Centre in Lithuania by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Our new museum and cultural centre emerges in contrast to a surrounding vertical skyline – seemingly defying gravity as it ‘floats’ above the ground, its long, curvilinear lines generating a building of enormous fluidity, velocity and lightness within which visitors may ‘experiment’ with the very notion of ‘gallery’.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of project: Vilnius Museum & Cultural Centre
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Period: 2007 – TBC
  • Client: City of Vilnius
  • Type: Competition / Research

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Female Branch of Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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The Female Branch of Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research is an extension to King Saud University, the most prestigious university in Saudi-Arabia. Located in the centre of Riyadh, the Prince Naif Centre features a series of teaching laboratories, multi-functional research facilities, lecture halls and seminar spaces for students and employees.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Henning Larsen
  • Project: Female Branch of Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research
  • Location:
  • Client: King Saud University
  • Gross floor area: 11,600 m2
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Collaborators: NNE Pharmaplan (labs, MEP), Buro Happold (structure, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustics, fire, security, sustainability, waste management), Geoffrey Barnett Associates (quantity surveyors).

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Skodsborg Spa & Fitness in Copenhagen, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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The new Spa & Fitness in Skodsborg is based on the wish to create a beautiful and harmonious extension of the existing Skodsborg Health Centre. The white, cubic building features protruding volumes on the facade and roof representing present-day trends as well as the classical tradition of Skodsborg.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Skodsborg Spa & Fitness
  • Location: Skodsborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Skodsborg Sundhedscenter A/S
  • Gross floor area: 5,130 m2
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: Winner of invited dialogue competition

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Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion in Spain by Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
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An enclosed interactive space spanning the River Ebro to form a gateway to the Zaragoza Expo 2008, a hybrid of pedestrian footbridge and exhibition pavilion. Four structural elements correspond to specific spatial enclosures, which intersect and brace each other. This fluid, dynamic design interprets the Expo’s theme: ‘Water and Sustainable Development’.

Interior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Name of Project: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Period: 2005 – 2008
  • Area: 6415m2
  • Exhibition Surface: 3915m²

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