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									ZAHA HADID TOWERS and OFFICES
CMA CGM HEADQUARTERS
Marseille, France
2005–2010




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PROGRAM:
Head offices and parking

CLIENT:
CMA CGM

SIZE:
Gross Floor Area: 64000 m²
Height: 33 Floors / 147 m
CONCEPT:
The new Headquarter tower for CMA CGM in Marseille, France rises in a metallic curving arc that slowly lifts from the ground and
accelerates skywards into the dramatic vertical geometry of its revolutionary forms. The disparate volumes of the tower are generated
from a number of gradual centripetal vectors that emerge from within the solid ground surface, gently converge towards each other, and
then bend apart, towards its ultimate co-ordinate 142.8 metres above the ground. The tower‘s structural columns define, and are
enclosed within, a double façade system that reflect these centripetal vectors, generating a dynamic symbiosis between a fixed
structural core of this Head Office and its peripheral array of columns.

Marseille, one of the largest cities in France, is an historic Provencal city centred around the centuries-old harbour, with a rich past of
several cultural interventions from Phoenician, to Greek, to the Romans. This fortified city has grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis
due to its development into one of the most important international ports in Europe. With the city‘s distinguished naval history, and the
unique sighting of the CMA CGM tower beside both the harbour and the major motorway interchange, there is an opportunity to provide
a highly visible landmark building to act as a gateway to the city from both land and sea. This new tower would be an iconic vertical
element that interacts with the other significant landmarks of Marseille: La Major; the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde; the Fort St.
Jean; and the Chateau d‘If.

The key challenge for the design of the CMA CGM Headquarter tower is the integration of the building environment and the creation of
a totally unique, iconic edifice. The current CMA CGM headquarters distinguishes itself with a prominent position within immediate
vicinity of the Mirabeau site. Flowing past the site on both sides is an elevated motorway viaduct that bifurcates at the western edge of
the new tower‘s location. At ground level, a major new transport interchange will allow pedestrians to access the new public transport
facilities for the this district of Marseille. Whilst the quai and its waterways are also adjacent to site of the new tower. Directly at the
confluence of this dynamic urban movement, the new Tower would accentuate its verticality and create a signature feature that would
set a commanding new presence.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Jim Heverin
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Stephane Vallotton
PROJECT TEAM: Karim Muallem, Simone Contasta, Leonie Heinrich, Alvin Triestanto, Muriel Boselli, Eugene Leung, Bhushan Mantri, Jerome Michel, Nerea
Feliz, Prashanth Sridharan,Birgit Eistert, Evelyn Gono, Marian Ripoll
COMPETITION TEAM: Jim Heverin, Simon Kim, Michele Pasca Di Magliano, Viviana Muscettola


CONSULTANTS:
PARTNER ARCHITECTS: SRA (Paris) – RTA (Marseille)
STRUCTURAL/SERVICES: Ove Arup & Partners (London)
FAÇADE: Ove Arup & Partners (London),
Robert-Jan Van Santen Associates (Lille)
COST: R2M (Marseille)




THE CIRCLE AT ZURICH AIRPORT
Kloten, Switzerland
2009
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PROGRAM:
Mixed-use building: office, brand space, medical clinics, education facilities, hotel, spa, gym, restaurants, café‘s

CLIENT:
Unique

SIZE:
Gross Building Area: 200000 m²
Site Area: 27845 m²
Site Dimensions approx: 550 x 70 m

CONCEPT:
The fluid shapes of the building respond to two conditions. There is the compact and continuous adjacency to the airport on one side
and a convex and eroded condition on the other side in order to maximise the perimeter, to embrace nature and to take maximum
advantage of views. The building‘s ‗interior urbanism‘ encourages interaction amongst different programmatic modules and sharing of
facilities open to the public, whilst maintaining a practical vertical stacking for each module, aimed at rationalizing services and
circulation.

Critical importance has been assigned to clarity of access and to the relation of entry to both horizontal and vertical circulation within the
complex. These will be related to three major voids or ‗canyons‘ cutting through the building section and merging in an open plan top
floor. These ‗canyons‘ cover three critically important functions: to indicate major points of entry into the complex, to reinforce the major
circulation routes (both horizontal and vertical) and to create a variety of depths of floor plate appropriate to the mix of uses to be
accommodated. The top (8th) level performs as open plan ‘streetscape‘ – a promenade dotted with retail (brand space and
showrooms), café and restaurants. Using a ―shopping mall‖ paradigm, Spa and Sky Bar belonging to the 5 starts hotel on the north end
and exhibition plus restaurant on the south end, act as anchor attractors propagating visitors‘ flow throughout the building‘s length.

Because of its mixed-use nature along the lines of a shopping mall, we propose that the complex should be managed and operated as
such, i.e. brand orientated, performance related, feedback rich, with flexible rent and leasing structures to encourage the cohabitation of
complementary uses.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE: Dillon Lin
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Manuela Gatto
DESIGN TEAM: Hannes Schafelner, Maren Klasing, Teoman Ayas, Lisamarie Ambia, Camiel Weijenberg, Seda Zirek, Ai Sato, Andres Madrid, Amit Gupta,
Sophie Le Bienvenu, Rashiq Muhamadali, Roxana Rakshani, Nupur Shah, Fabian Hecker, Daniel Piccinelli, Saleem Jalil


CONSULTANTS:
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Burkhardt + Partners AG
INTERIOR DESIGN: Woods Bagot
STRUCTURAL: Adams Kara Taylor
BUILDING SERVICES/FAÇADE: ARUP Berlin
VERTICAL TRANSPORT CONSULTANT: Dunbar Boardman
HOTEL CONSULTANT: Baukostenplanung Ernst
LIGHTING CONSULTANT: OVI
FIRE CONSULTANTS: Amstein + Walthert
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Gross Max
BRAND CONSULTANT: Pragma UK




GALAXY SOHO
Beijing, China
2009–TBC
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PROGRAM:
Commercial Office & Retail Complex

CLIENT:
SOHO China Ltd.

SIZE:
Site Area: 46965 m²
Gross Floor Area: 332857 m²
Maximum Height: 67.5 m
Floors Above Ground: 12 Office, 3 Retail
Below Ground: 1 Retail, B2-B3 Parking Levels

CONCEPT:
The Galaxy Soho project in central Beijing for SoHo China is a 330,000 m² office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an
integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of five continuous, fl owing volumes
that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes adapt to each other in all directions, generating a panoramic
architecture without corners or abrupt transitions that break the fluidity of its formal composition.

The great interior courts of the project are a reflection of traditional Chinese architecture where courtyards create an internal world of
continuous open spaces. Here, the architecture is no longer composed of rigid blocks, but instead comprised of volumes which
coalesce to create a world of continuous mutual adaptation and fl uid movement between each building. Shifting plateaus within the
design impact upon each other to generate a deep sense of immersion and envelopment. As users enter deeper into the building, they
discover intimate spaces that follow the same coherent formal logic of continuous curve-linearity.

The lower three levels of Galaxy Soho house public facilities for retail and entertainment. The levels immediately above provide work
spaces for clusters of innovative businesses. The top of the building is dedicated to bars, restaurants and cafés that offer views along
one of the greatest avenue of the city. These different functions are interconnected through intimate interiors that are always linked with
the city, helping to establish Galaxy Soho as a major urban landmark for Beijing.
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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Satoshi Ohashi
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Raymond Lau
PROJECT TEAM (beijing site office): Stephan Wurster, Michael Hill, Samer Chamoun, Eugene Leung, Lillie Liu, Rolando-Leal Rodriguez, Shuojiong Zhang, Tao
Wen, Rita Lee, Seung-Ho, Yeo, Tom Wuenschmann
PROJECT TEAM (london): Cristiano Ceccato (associate), Josef Glas




DOROBANTI TOWER
Bucharest, Romania
2008




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PROGRAM:
5 Star Hotel & Apartments

CLIENT:
Smartown Investments

HEIGHT:
200 m

CONCEPT:
IntroductionThe Dorobanti Tower was designed to establish an iconic presence in the heart of Bucharest. The new tower is a unique
mix of a distinctive form, ingenious structure, and spatial qualities of sky-high living. The purity of its form – a chamfered diamond like
structure – will be a timeless, elegant landmark in the centre of Bucharest. Zaha Hadid Architect‘s design concept is a synthesis of
architecture and engineering, which integrates a distinct meandering structural mesh frame and naturally expresses the changing
programme of hotel, amenities, and residential apartments.

The site is located in the centre of Bucharest, to the west of Piaza Romana, and approximately 6km south of the international airport.
The brief called for a 100,000 square metre mixed-use development at the junction of Calea Dorobanti and St. Mihail Eminescu. The
project comprises 34,000 square metres of a 5-star hotel (including restaurants and a convention centre) and 35,000 square metres of
luxury apartments. Additionally, the scheme offers lower level retail areas of 4,600 square metres and it delivers a generous allocation
of public realm. This public area will be unlike anything else in Bucharest, representing a major attraction within the dense urban
character of the City, offering an important new meeting space and urban plaza.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Markus Planteu
DESIGN TEAM: Dennis Brezina, Naomi Fritz, Susanne Lettau, Thomas Mathoy, Goswin Rothenthal,
Rooshad Shroff, Seda Zirek




CITADEL CAPITAL OFFICE BUILDINGS
Cairo, Egypt
2008




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PROGRAM:
Office Buildings

CLIENT:
Citadel Capital
CONCEPT:
The design for the Citadel Capital Office Buildings in Smart Village Cairo, Egypt, provides two autonomous buildings that clearly form
part of one singular design. As if carved from one single block, the buildings resemble carefully sculpted diamonds, a quality that is
further enhanced by the fully glazed façades of the buildings. Blurring the boundaries between 2D and 3D, a printed pattern is applied
to the façades, in combination with louvre elements.

The buildings provide a flexible office environment whereby each of them can easily be split up into separate tenant floors; while each
floor is organised around a star shaped core volume, allowing it to be split up for separate tenant offices. From the panoramic lift
lobbies in the central core, bridges provide spectacular entrances into the separate offices on any given floor.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Joris Pauwels
PROJECT TEAM: Paulo Flores, Sandra Riess, Sofia Daniilidou, Alexander Janowsky, Feng Xu, Lulu Aldihani




PORT HOUSE
Antwerp, Belgium
2008–TBC




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PROGRAM:
The new headquarters for the Antwerp Port Authority, landscape offices, meeting rooms, auditorium and panoramic restaurant.

CLIENT:
Antwerp Port Authority

SIZE:
Total Floor Area: 12800 m² (gross)
Site Area: 16400 m²

CONCEPT:
The new Antwerp Port Authority headquarters will house approximately 500 staff (currently working in separate buildings) in a single
new location that comprises a former fire station and the new extension.

Staff and visitors arrive in the central atrium which also operates as an exhibition space, from where public counters, offices and
meeting rooms in the existing building are directly accessible. The offices, meeting rooms, auditorium and panoramic restaurant in the
new extension are accessible via panoramic lifts just off the central courtyard. In total the new Port House design is 12,800 m² (gross):
6,600 m² in the refurbished Fire Station, and 6,200 m² in the extension. The maximum dimensions of the new building extension are
114 m long, 24 m wide and 46 m high, providing an additional 4 floors.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Joris Pauwels
PROJECT TEAM: Kristof Crolla, Monica Noguero, Susanne Lettau, Paulo Flores, Muriel Boselli, Florian Goscheff


CONSULTANTS:
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Bureau Bouwtechniek
STRUCTURAL: Studieburo Mouton bvba
SERVICES: Ingenium nv
SPECIALIZED SERVICES: Daidalos Peutz
MONUMENT: Origin
FIRE: FPC




PORT HOUSE
Antwerp, Belgium
2008–TBC
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PROGRAM:
The new headquarters for the Antwerp Port Authority, landscape offices, meeting rooms, auditorium and panoramic restaurant.

CLIENT:
Antwerp Port Authority

SIZE:
Total Floor Area: 12800 m² (gross)
Site Area: 16400 m²

CONCEPT:
The new Antwerp Port Authority headquarters will house approximately 500 staff (currently working in separate buildings) in a single
new location that comprises a former fire station and the new extension.

Staff and visitors arrive in the central atrium which also operates as an exhibition space, from where public counters, offices and
meeting rooms in the existing building are directly accessible. The offices, meeting rooms, auditorium and panoramic restaurant in the
new extension are accessible via panoramic lifts just off the central courtyard. In total the new Port House design is 12,800 m² (gross):
6,600 m² in the refurbished Fire Station, and 6,200 m² in the extension. The maximum dimensions of the new building extension are
114 m long, 24 m wide and 46 m high, providing an additional 4 floors.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Joris Pauwels
PROJECT TEAM: Kristof Crolla, Monica Noguero, Susanne Lettau, Paulo Flores, Muriel Boselli, Florian Goscheff


CONSULTANTS:
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Bureau Bouwtechniek
STRUCTURAL: Studieburo Mouton bvba
SERVICES: Ingenium nv
SPECIALIZED SERVICES: Daidalos Peutz
MONUMENT: Origin
FIRE: FPC




STONE TOWERS
Cairo, Egypt
2008–TBC
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PROGRAM:
Mixed-use buildings: office, retail, hotel

CLIENT:
Rooya Group

SIZE:
1100000 m²

CONCEPT:
Stone Towers development is part of the wider Stone Park development which derives its name from an ancient petrified tree at the
heart of the development.

The New Cairo City site optimally positions the Stone Towers to offer state of the art office facilities to a rapidly expanding Cairo. The
programmatic variety of the Stone Towers creates a rich mixed use environment for office tenants. The 525,000 m² development also
includes a five star business hotel with serviced apartments, retail with food and beverage facilities and a central feature landscape
referred to as the ‗Delta‘. The design mediates the two distinct edges of the site – the high-speed ring road to the North, and the Stone
Park residential component to the South. With such a large scale project, care must be taken to balance a necessary requirement for
repetitive elements while avoiding an uncompromising, repetitive line of static building masses. The architecture of the two bounding
edge conditions pursues a rhythm of like, interlocking, yet individually differentiated building forms. Verbatim repetition is instead a
series of self similar, yet unique forms. This is complemented in the plan and section where the building edges visually interlock and
merge with the landscape, creating a cohesive composition.

Egyptian stonework both ancient and more recent displays a vast array of patterns and textures that, when illuminated by the intense
sunlight of the region, creates animated displays of light and shadow. The effect is powerful, direct and inspiring. The Pre-cast façades
on the North and South elevations of each building edge emulate the effect using a vocabulary of alternating protrusions, recesses and
voids. The richness observed in the intricate patterns carved into minarets throughout Cairo and Egyptian Hieroglyphic patterns, with
variations in repetition, density, and relief have contributed to the abstract pattern specific to Zaha Hadid Architects‘ design for Stone
Towers. Deep reveal shadow lines accentuate the form of the North and South façades referencing the elegant curvatures seen in
Egypt‘s ancient relief carvings.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Chris Lepine
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Tyen Masten
DESIGN TEAM: Celina Auterio, Alessio Costantino, Anas Younes, Matthew Engele, Brandon Gehrke, Evelyn Gono, Kay Kulinna, Elke Frotscher, Sofia Hagen ,
Josias Hamid, Michael Harris, Verena Hoch, Michael Mader, Sang Hoon Oh, Chryssanthi Perpatidou, Fernando Poucell, Irena Predalic, Mahmoud Riad, Timothy
Schreiber, Eva Tiedemann, Leo Wu, Michelle Wu
THE OPUS
Dubai, UAE
2007–TBC




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PROGRAM:
Office Tower in Dubai

CLIENT:
Omniyat Properties,
P.O.Box 121926,
Dubai, UAE

AREA:
84345 m² / 21 Levels
Width: 100 m
Depth: 67 m
Height: 93 m

CONCEPT:
We see the masterplan concept and realization as a monumental attempt for modification and evolution of the existing urban fabric of
Dubai. The masterplan clearly proposes a series of unique buildings connected by a series of low rise podia and streets that together
with the canal create a unified new whole, that is the Dubai business bay.

It is clear that from its inception, the masterplan seeks interconnectedness and uniqueness. We sought to apply these two qualities
within our design repertoire in our research for providing unique, variable and fluid spaces within a project that is outward looking and
relating visually to a series of landmark projects in this new development such as the Burj Dubai and the Signature Towers.

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ARCHITECT:
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid Architects
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Christos Passas
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Vincent Nowak
PROJECT TEAM: Dimitris Akritopoulos, Chiara Ferrari , Thomas Frings, Jesus Garate, Sylvia Georgiadou, Javier Ernesto Lebie, Wenyuan Peng, Paul Peyrer-
Heimstaett, Phivos Skroumbelos, Marilena Sophocleous
COMPETITION TEAM: Daniel Baerlecken, Gemma Douglas, Alvin Huang, Paul Peyrer-Heimstaett, Saleem Jalil


CONSULTANTS:
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Arex Consultants (Dubai)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Gleeds (London, UK)
STRUCTURAL: Whitbybird (London, UK)
FIRE: SAFE (London, UK)
LIFT: Roger Preston Dynamics (London, UK)
TRAFFIC: Cansult Limited (Dubai)
MAINE CONTRACTOR: Nasa / Multiplex
FACADE: Permasteelisa




NILE TOWER
Cairo, Egypt
2007–TBC
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Program:
Hotel and apartment tower
CLIENT:
Living in Interiors

AREA:
Residential: 60000 m²
Hotel: 35000 m²
Total: 120000 m²

CONCEPT:
The new Nile Tower is designed as a gracious volume that elegantly borders the Nile River in the heart of Cairo.

The main structural elements of this 70 storey hotel and apartment tower are concrete fin walls that rotate gently over the full height of
the tower. The gradual rotation of the fin walls generates a wide selection of orientations for the hotel rooms and apartments. These fin
walls are reflected on the external façade, giving the tower its dynamic appearance. On the west side – overlooking the river – the tower
bulges out at the upper floors to maximize the views from hotel rooms and apartments. On the east side the tower is pulled out as a
triangle on the lower floors to offer maximum stability. These opposite extensions make the overall tower seemingly lean over towards
the Nile.

While enhancing the perspective when looking up from the foot of the tower this geometry also makes the tower seem in motion. This
seeming rotation is further enhanced by emphasizing the diagonals running along the north and south façades.The façade geometry on
the west façade culminates at the lower levels in a volume overhanging the road towards the river, housing the common program of the
tower. At the foot of the tower, the façade drapes down over the large column free space next to the tower footprint where it forms a
continuous glass plaza.A high quality contribution to the east bank of the Nile, The Nile Tower also forms a valuable addition to the
skyline of Cairo.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Joris Pauwels
PROJECT TEAM: Feng Xu, Paulo Flores, Sharifah Alshalfan, Tariq Khayyat




LILIUM TOWER
Warsaw, Poland
2007–TBC




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PROGRAM:
Housing & mixed use development

CLIENT:
Lilium Polska Sp. z o.o.

SIZE:
101205 m²

CONCEPT:
The site of the new Lilium Tower is located in the city centre of Warsaw adjacent to the Marriott Tower. Currently parts of the site are
covered by the existing Marriott podium. The prominent plot is opposite the central train station at the junction of Jerozolimskie Avenue
and Chalubinskiego Street.

The proposed addition to the Warsaw skyline is a light, transparent structure with a strong sense of identity and character. Rising to a
height of 240 meters, the tower‘s slender form complements the Palace of Culture and other towers nearby, creating its own distinctive
profile within an emerging cluster of tall buildings. With a gross area of 101,205 m² the tower comprises of 72,027 m² of leasable area;
consisting of luxury residential apartments and an apartment hotel. The scheme also offers positive gains to the public realm by
improving the existing public space on the lower ground level.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
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
CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL/SERVICES: ARUP
FEASIBILITY ESTIMATE: Davis Langdon




ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
FARRER COURT
Singapore, Singapore
2007–TBC




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PROGRAM:
7 high-end residential towers and landscape deck

CLIENT:
CapitaLand, Singapore

SIZE:
Gross Floor Area : 220000 m² towers
+ 70.000 m² basement
Height of towers: 150 m

CONCEPT:
The Farrer Court site is located in a strategic position within the residential area of Singapore, close to the amenities of Holland Road
and the future MRT station. The absence of high rise buildings in the near surroundings and direct connection to the main traffic route
of Farrer Road makes this a prestigious and highly visible site across the whole city.

Zaha Hadid Architects proposal for the Farrer Court site is generated by the study of the existing alignments of roads, buildings and the
landscape surrounding the site. The main axis lines are brought into the site and link together to generate a series of construction lines
highly connected to the neighbourhood. The ground landscape level is visualized as a very green layer, emphasizing the presence of
florid vegetation in Singapore‘s climate. The site levels are re-organized into a series of terraced plateaus to maximise the area
dedicated to communal site amenities. The orientation and placement of the buildings is optimized in relation to the sun‘s path as well
as to maximize views out towards the surrounding city and landscape.
The program is organized into 7 towers, which grow from sunken gardens within the site landscape. The lower floors kink in to highlight
the point where buildings meet the ground, enabling yet a greater open area at the to base and the creation of highly private gardens
which are quite unique given the scale and density of the development. The towers are subdivided into petals according to the number
of residential units per floor. With this common principle a series of diverse and unique towers can be generated. The petals are
expressed in three dimensions thanks to vertical cuts which give definition to the building‘s façades. This is also allowing for cross
ventilation of most of the flats. The buildings culminate at the top with a series of fingers stepped at different heights, which blend the
transition between the architectural fabric and the sky. Through rotating the buildings across the site, and the careful use of balconies
and façade panelling a combination of self similar towers produce an incredible amount of diversity across the development.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT MANAGER: Charles Walker
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana Muscettola
PROJECT TEAM: Edward Calver, Bianca Cheung, Dominiki Dadatsi, Loreto Flores, Helen Lee, Hee Seung Lee, Jeonghoon Lee, Feng Lin, Jee Seon Lim,
Ludovico Lombardi, Clara Martins, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Hoda Nobakhti, Annarita Papeschi, Line Rahbek, Hala Sheikh, Zhong Tian, Sevil Yazici, Effie Kuan, Sandra
Riess, Eleni Pavlidou, Federico Dunkelberg, Evan Erlebacher, Gorka Blas, Bozana Komljenovic, Sophie Le Bienvenu, Kelly Lee, Jose M. Monfa, Selahattin
Tuysuz, Ta-Kang Hsu, Emily Chang,Federico Rossi.


CONSULTANTS:
LOCAL ARCHITECT: RSP, Singapore
STRUCTURAL: Maunsell, Singapore
M&E: Max Fordham, London, BECA, Singapore
QS: DLS, Singapore
LANDSCAPE: GROSSMAX, Edinburgh (concept), ICN, Singapore
LIGHTING: LPA, Tokyo
ACOUSTIC: Acviron, Singapore




E.ON ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE
Aachen, Germany
2006–TBC




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PROGRAM:
E.ON Energy Research Department
RWTH Aachen, 5 Faculties, Laboratories, Seminar Rooms

CLIENT:
Building and Real Estate NRW, Aachen

SIZE:
5000 m²

CONCEPT:
The new E.ON Energy Research Department building at RWTH University in Aachen emerges from between existing rail tracks, grass
and tree slopes and a 4-lane arterial road. Our concept translates the direction and contours of the site as a primary form generator for
the building and connects the two arms of the university campus into a larger spacial gesture.
There is a close correlation between the structure and form of the proposal to movement within the building and around it; the natural
day light and air flow across the site. The structural and aerodynamic fins along the length of the roof-scape allow for the modulation
both of daylight and wind stream air flow over the roof, maximising the provision of natural light and ventilation to all parts of the building
interior.

A long integrated landscaped path guides people to the main entrance. From here a central corridor continues inside and becomes a
circulation passage interweaving the program and levels. The internal passage divides the programme into two clear bands, one
internal practical pocket with laboratories and secondly the enclosing academic band on 2 levels with 5 departments – including a
library and meeting rooms facing the train tracks.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
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


CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers (London, UK/Berlin, GER)
M&E/SERVICES: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (Stuttgart, GER)




ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
SZERVITA SQUARE TOWER
Budapest, Hungary
2006




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PROGRAM:
Office and Retail

CLIENT:
Orco Property Group

SIZE:
35000 m²

CONCEPT:
The new building on Szervita Square will add to the overall cityscape of Budapest by providing a new enlarged public square and
landmark building. The aim is to create a civic space within the project not only for those who use the building but for the city as a
whole. A city like Budapest needs a kind of an archipelago of public spaces that are connected through program and become attractive
places for the citizens at different times of the day. The plans for both the building and square connect smoothly to the surrounding net
of squares and public places.

From the beginning, after collecting ideas about the light, the combination of landscapes, the building and the space itself, the idea was
to move away from closed forms and the perimeter blocks that generally constitute the city, and to make the public zones more porous
and open. The design for the new building fits with the architectural context, but is transparent creating a contrast to the idea of non-
porosity and solidness of the existing buildings. One can perceive distinguished architectural periods in the development of Budapest‘s
inner city fabric. Szervita Square itself is an interesting example with high quality architecture from different periods, and with this
project an important opportunity is presented to continue with this series and to do something that we can‘t do anywhere else: to comply
with the traditions of the city and create something new at the same time.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
DESIGN TEAM: Ebru Simsek, William Tan, Ting Ting Zhang, Federico Rossi.


CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Adams Kara Taylor




BMW CENTRAL BUILDING
Leipzig, Germany
2001–2005
Photography © Hélène Binet



PROGRAM:
Offices and technical spaces for car manufacturing plant

CLIENT:
BMW AG
Triebstrasse 14
80993 München
Germany

SIZE:
25000 m²

CONCEPT:
The organisation of the building exploits the obvious sequence of front to back for the phasing of public/busy to more withdrawn/quiet
activities. The façade envelope is pulled in under a large diagonally projecting top floor. Here the car drop-off swoops underneath letting
off visitors into the glazed public lobby.

The primary organising strategy is the scissor-section that connects ground floor and first floor into a continuous field. Two sequences
of terraced plates – like giant staircases – step up from north to south and from south to north. One commences close to the public
lobby passing by/overlooking the forum to reach the first floor in the middle of the building.
The other cascade starts with the cafeteria at the south end moving up to meet the first cascade then moving all the way up to the
space projecting over the entrance. The two cascading sequences capture a long connective void between them. At the bottom of this
void is the auditing area as a central focus of everybody‘s attention. Above the void the half-finished cars are moving along their tracks
between the various surrounding production units open to view.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Jim Heverin, Lars Teichmann
PROJECT TEAM: Matthias Frei, Jan Huebener, Annette Bresinsky, Manuela Gatto, Fabian Hecker, Cornelius Schlotthauer, Wolfgang Sunder, Anneka Wegener,
Markus Planteu, Robert Neumayr, Christina Beaumont, Achim Gergen, Caroline Anderson
COMPETITION TEAM: Lars Teichmann, Eva Pfannes, Kenneth Bostock, Stephane Hof, Djordje Stojanovic, Leyre Villoria, Liam Young, Christiane Fashek,
Manuela Gatto, Tina Gregoric Cesare Griffa, Yasha Jacob Grobman, Filippo Innocenti, Zetta Kotsioni, Debora Laub, Sarah Manning, Maurizio Meossi, Robert
Sedlak, Niki Neerpasch, Eric Tong, Tiago Correia


CONSULTANTS:
PARTNER ARCHITECT: IFB Dr. Braschel AG (Stuttgart, Germany), WPW Ingenieure Gmbh
STRUCTURAL: IFB Dr. Braschel AG (Stuttgart, Germany), Anthony Hunt Associates (London, UK)
LIGHTING: Equation Lighting (London, UK)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Gross. Max (Edinburgh, UK)
COSTING: IFB Dr. Braschel AG (Stuttgart, Germany)




SIGNATURE TOWERS
Dubai, UAE
2005–TBC
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PROGRAM:
Mixed-Use Development Competition; Offices, Hotel, Residential, Retail, Bridge, Waterfront Park and Promenade

CLIENT:
Dubai Properties, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SIZE:
350000 m² above ground & 300000 m² below ground

CONCEPT:
Zaha Hadid‘s design for the Signature Towers confirms the role of Business Bay Development at the very forefront of Dubai‘s rapidly
changing future. The three towers rise above the creek and project themselves as an icon for the surrounding developments and for the
gulf region. The tower‘s striking design creates a new presence that punctures the skyline with a powerful recognizable silhouette. The
fluid character of the towers is generated through an intrinsically dynamic composition of volumes. The towers are inter-twined to share
programmatic elements and rotate to maximize the views from the site towards the creek and neighbouring developments. The design
quality of the towers to act as a symbol and icon extends beyond their scale and location. These qualities are derived from the boldness
of the architectural concept, from the ‗choreographed‘ movement that combines the three towers in one overall gesture and ‗weaves‘
with a series of public spaces through the podium, the bridges and the landscape beyond.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Lars Teichmann
PROJECT ARCHITECT (Towers): Chris Lepine
PROJECT TEAM (Towers): Chris Lepine, Stephan Wurster, Eren Ciraci, Alessio Costantino, David Campos Hoda Nobakhti,Chryssanthi Perpatidou, Bowornwan
May Noradee, Nahed Jawad, Hussam Chakouf, Bassam Al Shiekh, Daniel Norell, Tomas Rabl, Don Burusphat, Chiara Ferrari, Erhan Patat, Inanc Eray, Ceyhun
Baskin, Jose Lemos, Josias Hamid, Arianna Russo, Carlos S. Martinez, Judith Wahle, Vincenzo Cocomero, Agata Kurzela.
PROJECT ARCHITECT (Master Plan & Podium): Tyen Masten
PROJECT TEAM (Master Plan & Podium): Tyen Masten, Michael Hill, Pia Habekost, Miron Mutyaba, Amalthea Leung, Rodrigo Baretto, Brandon Gehrke, Judith
Wahle, Vincenzo Cocomero, Agata Kurzela.
COMPETITION PROJECT ARCHITECT: Tiago Correia
COMPETITION TEAM: Ana Cajiao, Saleem Abdel-Jalil, Sophie Le Bienvenu, Hooman Talebi, Mathias Reisigl, Diego Rosales, Tyen Masten, Daewha Kang,
Renos Constantino, Graham Modlen.
CONSULTANTS:
LANDSCAPE: Gross.Max.
LANDSCAPE PROJECT ARCHITECT: David Richards




ZHIVOPISNAYA TOWER
Moscow, Russia
2004–TBC




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PROGRAM:
Residential development (concept design)

CLIENT:
Capital Group Holding

SIZE/AREA:
        2
95000 m

CONCEPT:
The new Zhivopisnaya residential tower is located on the Zhivopisnaya river front park in Moscow. The proposed architectural design is
a development of the modernist theme of the ‗tower in the park‘, dissolving the podium into the towers‘ body and creating one single
entity, embedding the base and roof with civic program, and opening the building into the surrounding parkscape .The tower‘s mass is
carved by sinuous lines in a choreographed movement, creating four blocks that are joined by a system of three cores. The tower is
generated through an elastic extrusion, incorporating diversity in its primary volume and enabling the creation of different apartment
typologies within one overall modular frame. The cores‘ transparency breaks down the building mass into slender volumes and contains
all common circulation and infrastructure. The panoramic lifts capitalize on the breath taking views over the Moscow River.
The buildings reflective envelope and transparent cores contribute to an interesting play of reflections and intersections with the river
and the sky. The subdivision of the tower into different blocks allows for a differentiation in the access to the reception and concierge
services, as well as to the apartments, underlining the exclusive profile of the development. The apartment types range from studios to
four bedroom duplex and work as families, where different spatial modules are combined and organized to create the different
dwellings. The tower base accommodates a retail boulevard as well as other amenities like health club, gym, spa, solarium, nursery
and restaurant. The roof garden offers a bar esplanade and winter garden with spectacular views over the city.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Tiago Correia
PROJECT TEAM: Christina Beaumont, Achim Gergen, Nils Fischer, Feng Chen, Larissa Henke, Sujit Nair, Agnes Koltay, Makakrai Suthadarat, Atrey Chhaya,
Kenneth Bostock
SKETCH DESIGN TEAM: James Gayed, Daniel Baerlecken, Sujit Nair, Yang Jingwen, Li Zou


CONSULTANTS:
ENGINEERING: Ove Arup (London, UK)




NYC 2012 OLYMPIC VILLAGE
New York, USA
2003
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PROGRAM:
Olympic Village

CLIENT:
NYC 2012
One Liberty Plaza
34th Floor
New York, NY, USA
10006 – 1415

SIZE/AREA:
          2
5330000 ft , 48 acres

CONCEPT:
Zaha Hadid‘s Olympic Village Masterplan opens Hunters Point to a rapidly changing future on the East River. This constellation of
towers dramatically presents an Olympic icon to Queens, Brooklyn, and across to Manhattan, reciprocating these views not only as the
private pleasure of their future residents but also as public experience. With the tower footprints minimized, the ground offers an open
and textured landscape, welcoming visitors to a rhythm of spectacular views toward Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It is a ground lifted
to absorb parking below, and then shaped to define the setting for changing patterns of collective life above. This ground is cut away
and pulled back around the towers, bringing light and orientation to the parking levels below, while creating varied pockets of a more
intimate scale.

Together, the textured ground and the towers establish a strong formal presence where verticality and the horizontal plane become
accentuated. This gives the plan a maximum flexibility to evolve through the design process, with street and interior axes becoming
progressively defined through the layering and cutting of the ground, through lighting strategies and the integration of art. It offers a
landscape that opens itself to many kinds of movement, promoting a rich pattern of activity that carries the legacy of Olympic energy
toward a new urban experience, and that emphasizes the crossover of art and recreation in tomorrow‘s lifestyles. This is a masterplan
for a sustainable future, one which seeds the development of new economic life along Newtown Creek and in Long Island City, one
which is environmentally responsible, and one which boldly accommodates change along the East River.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Markus Dochantschi (StudioMDA, NY)
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Tiago Correia
PROJECT TEAM: Ana Cajiao, Daniel Baerkecken, Judith Reitz, Simon Kim, Dillon Lin, Yosuke Hayano, Ergian Alberg, Yael Brosilovski, Daniel Li, Yang Jingwen,
Li Zou, Laura Aquili


CONSULTANTS:
URBAN STRATEGY: Larry Barth (London, UK)
LANDSCAPE: Grossmax (Edinburgh, UK)
LIGHTING: L‘Observatoire International (NY, USA)
ENGINEERS: ARUP (London, UK)
CONSTRUCTION COST/PLANNING: David Langdon Adamson (NY, USA)
VIDEO ANIMATION/3D VISUALS: Neutral (London, UK)
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Grandorge (London, UK)




CITYLIFE MILANO
Milan, Italy
2004–2012
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PROGRAM:
Park, three office towers and retail buildings, 4 different sites for residential development, educational & social facilities and a museum.

CLIENT:
CityLife Consortium – Milan

SIZE:
190 meter office tower of 43 storeys, totalling 65000 m² connected to a 3-storey retail galleria of 25000 m². Housing complex of 6
buildings ranging from 3 to14 stores totaling nearly 45000 m² and 300 units.

CONCEPT:
The high-rise as a building typology has traditionally been treated as a static, fixed strategy; the tower is reduced to a technocratic,
engineering ‗solution‘ governed by specific economic factors. Architects, in this role, have been left with the spire, exterior shell or,
perhaps more significantly, the lobby interior. For the Fiera Milano, Zaha Hadid Architects have investigated the urban location of the
tower as a portal, or gate into the Fiera along Viale Scarampo and Via Bartolomeo. Derivations of the passagio from the site into this
gate gives shape to a certain torsion or vortex, and it is this movement, this dynamism that we are investigating.

Moving from the ground datum of the Piazza Porta Fiera, the retail base of the tower slowly rises and twists, in provision of a pedestrian
ramp, to a bifurcation along its length servicing a galleria/promenade. This line of torsion continues to the tower that releases its
horizontal energy into a vertical, spiraling vector from the base to its crown that finally aligns with the snaking forms of the housing
across the river. Congruent with this movement, the structure of the tower is conceived as a stack of equivalent, economically efficient
floor slabs that incrementally twist about a vertical axis. This incremental twisting is algorithmically controlled so that each floor does not
have the same angle, but has a fractional, relational angle to the floors above and below, further developing the dynamism of the tower.
All lateral forces are absorbed into a conventional central core, while a radial display of columns support vertical load. The external skin
of the tower is a system of sun-deflecting louvers flanked by a double layer of glazing, Furthermore, the surface of the glazing has a
series of ventilating registers that draw outside air through the cavity of the exterior system, thus providing a highly energy-efficient
environment for the offices behind. Finally, the views and panoramas provided along the height of this office tower will also move
dynamically, sweeping from the Piazza Firenze to the Piazza Giovanni Amendola, while the exterior silhouette clearly demarcates an
entry gate into a new, vital Fiera Milano.

The residential area has been designed with meandering lines across the park, one of buildings that transform the park into a series of
intimate semi-public gardens for the use of the residents.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Gianluca Racana
TOWER PROJECT ARCHITECT: Paolo Zilli
TOWER DESIGN TEAM: Andrea Balducci Castè, Mario Mattia, Giuseppe Morando, Annarita Papeschi, Matteo Pierotti, Peter McCarthy, Line Rahbek, Arianna
Russo, Carlos, Sebastian Martinez
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ARCHITECT: Maurizio Meossi
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN TEAM: Vincenzo Barilari, Cristina Capanna,
Giacomo Sanna, Arianna Francioni, Fabio Ceci, Giuseppe Vultaggio, Serena Pietrantonj, Mario Mattia, Massimiliano Piccinini, Samuele Sordi,
Alessandra Belia
COMPETITION TEAM: Simon Kim, Yael Brosilovski, Adriano De Gioannis, Graham Modlen, Karim Muallem, Daniel Li, Yang Jingwen, Tiago Correia, Ana Cajiao,
Daniel Baerlecken, Judith Reitz


CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Adams Kara Taylor, Redesco, Cap Engineering
MSC/M&E: Max Fordham Partnership, Manens, MilanoProgetti
LIFT: Roger Preston
FIRE: Silvestre Mistretta
TRANSPORT: Systematica, Sudio Corda, Alpina




HAFENSTRASSE DEVELOPMENT
Hamburg, Germany
1989




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PROGRAM:
Office and residential building

CONCEPT:
In the old harbour street containing traditional four- and five storey houses were two sites – or rather, gaps- slated for redevelopment.
The street and its row houses are part of a series of parallel strips – a small park, the new street and the embankment being the other
elements – that step down to the Elbe. Our objective was to create links running across the strips and to transform the embankment
into a recreational area.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT TEAM: Claudia Busch, Edgar Gonzalez, Brain Langlands, Philippa Makin, Signy Svalastoga, Nicola Cousins, Mario Gooden, Ursula, Gonsior, Vincent
Marol
MODEL: Daniel Chadwick


CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Ove Arup & Partners with Peter Rice
CO ARCHITECT: Mirjane Markivic, Hamburg
VICTORIA CITY AERIAL
Berlin, Germany
1988




Painting © Zaha Hadid Architect



PROGRAM:
Mixed-use Development (Retail, Offices, Hotel)

CLIENT:
City of Berlin (Building Authority)

AREA:
Approx. 75000 m² (15 floors)

CONCEPT:
This competition project investigated the development of a central site within the city-core, which used to be West Berlin. It faces a
major axis Kurfurstendamm with two story perimeter buildings and leaves its inner space4 and backside unused. The existing buildings
accommodating the famous Café Kranzler—are a typical architectural product of the fifties. Designed by Hans Dustmann in 1956
according to the then prevailing concepts of reconstructing the block structure, the existing buildings are on podium level only, with the
slab rising high on top or in the back. The planned slab in the back area was never built. The site is cut by a dynamic force of the
elevated railway, which curves towards the Bahnhof Zoo.

Before the wall came down, this site epitomised Berlin‘s state as an urban island. Although on the Kurfurstendamm, it is completely
enclosed and virtually inaccessible. To create a building in such a fortified context Zaha Hadid suggested the need to intensify the
urban density horizontally exploring the idea of urban foyers. The site was thus divided into new air corridors with three distinct zones
that contain the three major functions, shopping facilities, offices and a hotel.

Because the crucifix site would be the new focus of several major thoroughfares—street and rail lines—a new shopping area ids
terraced in concentric relation to the shops on the fringe of the site. This enclosed space is glass-floored ad is suspended over further
public facilities, which include more shops, the hotel lobby, a multi-purpose assembly hall, a conference centre and restaurant. Above,
an extendible system of office ‗beams‘ is superimposed on the shopping facilities. On top of this slab floats a bent slab containing the
hotel.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid
COMPETITION TEAM: Zaha Hadid with Michael Wolfson, Nicholas Boyarski, Patrik Schumacher, Edgar Gonzalez, Paul Brislin, Nicola Cousins, Signy Svalastoga,
C.J. Lim, Kim Lee Chai, Israel Numes, Matthew Wells, Simon Koumjian
MODEL: Daniel Chadwick


CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Ove Arup and Partners with Peter Rice, Matthew Wells




AZUBU-JYUBAN BUILDING
Tokyo, Japan
1987
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PROGRAM:
Mixed-use office building

CLIENT:
K-One Corporation

CONCEPT:
Drawing on the experience of the Ku‘Damm Project in 1986, we realised the great potential for releasing space. In Tokyo – Blade
Runner territory – most sites are beyond the boundaries of space, and many buildings only increase the city‘s stifling congestion.

Slicing into the landscape and piercing the earth, the building exaggerates the pressure of its narrow site in a canyon of random
building near the Roppongi district. The pristine glass structure is compressed between a tall metal wall and a reinforced concrete wall
punctured by jewel-like windows. Between the walls are two curtain walls – one of blue glass, the other clear – that tilt out, rising to the
terrace‘s parapet walls. Inside, the full impact of the releasable space is immediately apparent in the three-storey entrance space. A
vertical stairway runs from the building‘s heart all the way up to the top, exploding into dramatic balconies.

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ARCHITECT:
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN TEAM: Zaha Hadid with Michael Wolfson, David Gomersall, Piers Smerin, David Winslow, Paivi Jaaskelainen
MODELS: Daniel Chadwick, Tim Price
PROJECT ARCHITECT (Japan): Saroshi Ohashi
CO-ARCHITECT: Hisashi Koyayashi & Associates

CONSULTANTS:
STRUCTURAL: Ove Arup and Partners
OFFICE BUILDING ON KURFÜRSTENDAMM 70
Berlin, Germany
1986




Painting © Zaha Hadid Architects


PROGRAM:
Office building

CLIENT:
EUWO Holding AG

AREA:
      2
820 m

CONCEPT:
The project is characterised by the constraints and limitations of the extremely narrow site (2.7 x 16 m), which led to the development of
a building that contains a series of compressed ‗sandwiched‘ planes, and spaces assigned for diverse usage. Horizontally, the
sandwich of planes becomes the basis for the organisation of the floor plan, which establishes the separation of circulation and
movement from the office spaces. Vertically, the sandwich of spaces establishes the distinction of the unique floor plan at ground level
for the public entry from the cantilevered building overhead for the offices, with the large, double-height office at the top. The roof of the
building is developed as an outdoor room. The lobby and the entrance are raised above the ground and reached by a ramp, thus
liberating the plan from the ground, bearing semblance to the work of the Russian Suprematists. The building above is pulled away
from the new back wall, and a gap above this ramp clearly reveals the major entry to the building. The position of the entry lobby is
repeated (though smaller) on the upper floors around which the lift and the stairs are located, thus minimising the circulation area for
the building to function. The office spaces are located within the portion of the building, which cantilevers out to the street and the
corner, giving the best light and views.

The offices are developed as open flexible spaces, allowing for either a single large office or a multiple smaller spaces. The location of
the necessary services (kitchen and toilets) allows for flexible office space, as they may be used from the floor lobby, or from the office
space itself.

The plan of the building is bowed, gently curved and moves out towards the corner becoming slightly larger on each floor. The edifice
thus reaches its maximum space at the top in section and the corner in plan. This arrangement creates a dynamic quality in the office
spaces, which consequently changes slightly in size and shape on each floor, abandoning the usual office block repetition of identical
floors. The long elevation of the building faces the street as a transparent surface of a lit glass box through which the interior of the
building is seen. The curtain wall is smooth, gently curving skin, which tilts out as it rises and, as it approaches the corner of the
Adenauer Platz, peels away from the edge of the concrete floor slabs of the office.

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ARCHITECT:
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DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Michael Wolfson, Brett Steele, Piers Smerin, Charles Crawford, Nicola Cousins, David Gomersall


CONSULTANTS:
CO-ARCHITECT: Stefan Schroth
STRUCTURAL: Ove Arup & Partners
CLIENT FEASIBILITY: Berlin Senate
GLAZING: RFR Engineers
QS: Buro and Lutzowplatz

								
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