Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Regium Waterfront in Reggio Calabria, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects
April 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Located on a narrow strait, separating continental Italy from Sicily, the Regium Waterfront marks the city of Reggio Calabria as a Mediterranean cultural capital. Drawing inspiration from the radial symmetry of the starfish, the structure, housing museum and performing arts centre, stands as a beacon visible from land and sea.
Two new buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects – museum and centre for performing arts – define the city of Reggio Calabria as a Mediterranean cultural capital.
Located on a narrow strait, separating continental Italy from the island of Sicily, these two unique structures stand as a beacon, visible from both the sea and the distant Sicilian coastline.
The museum draws inspiration from the organic form of the starfish, utilizing a radial symmetry to coordinate communication and circulation between different program elements – exhibition spaces, restoration facilities, archive, aquarium and library.
A second, multifunctional building comprises two separate elements, placed around a partially covered piazza. Here, offices, gymnasium, craft laboratories, cinema and flexible auditoria are contained.
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