zaha hadid: chanel mobile art pavilion paris
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may 16, 2011
zaha hadid: chanel mobile art pavilion paris

‘mobile art pavilion’ by zaha hadid, paris, france

image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

zaha hadid’s mobile art pavilion has found its permanent home outside of the institute du monde arabe
in paris
after a world tour – inclusive of new york, tokyo and hong
kong – that began in 2008. donated to the institute by chanel,
the unit
will aid in the development of broader cultural programs at the center
and will host exhibitions that showcase
the talent of designers, artists
and architects from arab countries.

conceived through a system of natural organization, the structure is
shaped by both functional and conceptual considerations.
geometries and organic lines compose a continuum of fluent and dynamic
spaces, where oppositions between light and dark,
interior and exterior
and natural and artificial are manufactured. undulating surfaces and
flowing volumes converge,
constantly redefining the quality and
experience of each exhibition space, while guiding movement throughout.

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distorted and contoured, the unit is an expression of the
integration between sculpted lines and formal logic.
derived from new
digital modeling tools, the low spiraling pavilion contrasts the order
and repetition evident in
jean nouvel’s nearby  building.

exterior elevation
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detail of exterior cladding
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exterior entrance
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coat closet
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ceiling detail
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wall detail
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view towards lobby
image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

detail of area divider
image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

exhibition space
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bench in exhibition space
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physical model
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physical model
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floor plan
image courtesy of zaha hadid architects

aerial view at night
image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

night view
image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

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