From London to Moscow: the architecture of Zaha Hadid

In Miami on the 66th year of life died British architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid has become one of the most prominent representatives of deconstructivism in architecture. Hadid began studying architecture in the early 1970s in London — her teachers was the famous architect REM Koolhaas. For a long time, complex, “anti-gravity” projects Hadid remain on paper. However, soon after the first completed projects Hadid comes to her recognition. In 2004 she was awarded the Pritzker prize — the equivalent of the Nobel prize in the world of architecture. The building, erected for its projects are in Moscow and Rome, Baku and London, Berlin and Shanghai.

Ski jump “Berg isel” (Bergiselschanze) in Innsbruck (Austria)

Ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria was built in 1930 and has since been repeatedly reconstructed. In 1999 the architectural Bureau Hadid Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for its reconstruction. Construction was completed in 2002, the cost of the project amounted to €15 million.

Contemporary art center Louis and Richard Rosenthal, Cincinnati

Contemporary art center in Cincinnati became the first Hadid project in the United States. This building became the first U.S. Museum designed by a female architect. The design of the building is a traditional Hadid rublennoj and the multilayering of space. Hadid herself has noted that her work had a great influence Russian Suprematists beginning of the XX century, in particular Kazimir Malevich.

Concert hall of the cultural center of Heydar Aliyev, Baku

The building of the Cultural center named after the third President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was launched Hadid in 2007 and completed in 2012. In the same year, London’s design Museum has awarded the building a prestigious award in the nomination “Architecture”.

Museum of contemporary art MAXXI in Rome

The Museum, designed by Hadid in 2010, became the first Italian state Museum for contemporary art.

The centre of water sports, London

The center was built for the London Olympics 2012. The jury selected Hadid’s project from more than 200 options. The project was awarded the Pritzker prize. The cost of construction amounted to approximately 269 million pounds.

The mansion of the head of the development company Capital Group Vladislav Doronin in Barvikha

The mansion cost about $70 million, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the development company Capital Group Vladislav Doronin has built in Barvikha in 2012. The residence was designed for the British supermodel Naomi Campbell.

The area of the house called Capital Hill Residence amounted to 2.65 million meters, at the height of the building is 22 m.

Multifunctional complex, Sky SOHO, Shanghai

The project of a multifunctional shopping and office complex in Shanghai’s business district “Pudong” to a major Chinese developer SOHO. The complex consists of four towers in a streamlined shape, connected by a heavenly bridge.

Complex, Signature Towers, Dubai

The original name of the project of the business center of Dubai was “Dancing towers”. The towers are located in an office complex, hotel, residential complex.

Complex Beko Masterplan, Belgrade
The complex, located in an abandoned textile factory in the capital of Serbia, includes offices, a hotel and recreational space.

Ski jump “Berg isel” (Bergiselschanze) in Innsbruck (Austria)

Ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria was built in 1930 and has since been repeatedly reconstructed. In 1999 the architectural Bureau Hadid Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for its reconstruction. Construction was completed in 2002, the cost of the project amounted to €15 million.