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zaha hadid: riverside museum of transport   new images
aug 18, 2011
zaha hadid: riverside museum of transport new images


‘riverside museum of transport’ by zaha hadid architects located in glasgow, scotland
museum entrance
image © mcateer photograph ltd

 

 

 

london based zaha hadid architects has sent us new images of the recently opened riverside museum of transport
located in glasgow, scotland. opened to the public on june 21, 2011, the sweeping roof form has welcomed half a million
visitors within seven weeks. exhibits feature historical relics of transport, engineering and shipbuilding which have defined
the city’s related industrial achievements and cultural foundations.

 

 


entrance promenade
image © hufton + crow

 

 

 

in reference to the building, museum councillor matheson stated during debut festivities:
‘glasgow’s history as an industrial giant, a global leader in engineering and shipbuilding, is celebrated in an architectural
masterpiece which shows that we remain at the cutting edge of design and technology. on the same spot where ships and
paddle steamers were built, the launch of the riverside museum is an occasion which both glasgow and scotland can be
proud of. while we celebrate our past, we are determined to look to the future.’

 

 


stainless steel facade
image © hufton + crow

 

 

 

‘it is wonderful to see that the new museum has captured everyone’s imagination, such passion for innovation and discovery from all members
of the community is very exciting.’
– zaha hadid

 

 


series of roof ridges
image © hélène binet

 

 


the roof
image © hélène binet

 

 


the roof
image © hélène binet

 

 


sweeping roof ridges
image © hélène binet

 

 


valleys between roof ridges
image © hélène binet

 

 


roof overhang at entrance
image © mcateer photograph ltd

 

 


at night
image © hufton + crow

 

 


view of glass entrance facade from exhibit
image © mcateer photograph ltd

 

 


underside of roof ridges and valleys
image © mcateer photograph ltd

 

 


image © hawkeye aerial photography

 

 


image © hawkeye aerial photography

 

 


image © hawkeye aerial photography

 

 


image © hawkeye aerial photography

 

 


during construction
image © hélène binet

 

 


assembly of steel framing
image © hélène binet

 

 


roof structure under construction
image © hélène binet

 

 


steel girders and columns
image © hélène binet

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