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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

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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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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

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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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Vilnius Museum & Cultural Centre in Lithuania by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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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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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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Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Zaha Hadid Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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Situated at a prominent point with the city centre, Lilium Tower rises as a light, transparent and constantly surprising 260m structure amongst a cluster of distinctive tall buildings – achieving distinction both through its unique silhouette, and the application of a progressive low-energy strategy to meet extremes in local climate. Lilium Tower rises in a central Warsaw location, adjacent to the Marriott Tower and opposite the central train station.

Lilium Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Lilium Tower
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Completion Date: 2007 – 2012
  • Project Area: 130000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Markus Planteu
  • Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina, Seda Zirek
  • Structural / Services: ARUP
  • Feasibility Estimate: Davis Langdon

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Library and Learning Center in Vienna, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architect

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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The library rises at the centre of a new campus – forming a polygonal block with both inclined and straight edges – the latter separating as they move inwards to become curvilinear – generating an interior canyon serving as a central plaza, with all other elements housed within two encasing spatial ‘ribbons’.

Library and Learning Center

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Library and Learning Center
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Project Date: 2008 – 2012
  • Gross Area: 42000 m²
  • Length: 136m
  • Width: 76m
  • Height: 30m (5 Floors)
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Cornelius Schlotthauer

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Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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Our ski jump on Bergisel mountains contains ski ramp and sports facilities,  public spaces, including a tower-top café and viewing terrace. Rising to a height of almost 50m the structure’s distinctive form (part tower/part bridge) and silhouette extends the topography of the ski slopes below into the alpine sky above.

In December 1999 we won an international competition to design a new ski jump on the Bergisel Mountain in Innsbruck.

Bergisel Ski Jump

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Project Date: 1999 – 2002
  • Height: 50m
  • Length: 90m
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Jan Hübener

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Edifici Torre Espiral in Barcelona, Spain by Zaha Hadid Archtects

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

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Confirming the role of the 22@ area at the forefront of Barcelona’s changing water edge, the tower’s striking design creates a new presence in a territory of transition. Stitching the border of the municipalities of Barcelona and Besòs, it creates a new infrastructure that is a joint venture between two cities and two clients.

Edifici Torre Espiral

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Archtects
  • Project: Edifici Torre Espiral
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Area: 27650m2
  • Offices: 12150m²
  • University: 8500m²
  • Parking: 7000m²
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Tiago Correia
  • Project Architect: Alejandro Díaz, Aurora Santana

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