zaha hadid: riverside museum of transport   new images 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

  • Great Pics – Visited the Museum a couple of weeks ago; it is already very popular.

    Ian says:
  • where are the interior views?

    zeronergy says:
  • we have included some interior views but more may be found in the original coverage of the project ‘zaha hadid: riverside museum of transport – now complete’

    http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/15031/zaha-hadid-riverside-museum-of-transport-now-complete.html

    lauren / designboom says:
  • Certainly not a LEED construction. Too much steel required instead of preformed concrete and no indication of solar panels. The shape, though modern to most in Glasgow, is no more than a large warehouse. I’m surprised that Zaha Hadid and her associates ended up with such a boring structure. She is a fabulous designer but this is not her best. Glasgow deserves better.

    Jack McAdam says:
  • I am actually more interested in how the external landscape works in with the building. It seems to be highly detailed, but does it work? it appears to be a glorified car park from the aerial views.

    mark says:
  • REFRESHING AND FABULOUS

    moderndesign2120 says:
  • beautiful, if you’re a bird, or in an airplane. otherwise – ho hum

    mcphereson says:
  • Jack –

    high use of steel in construction is one of the easiest means to achieve high LEED rating as most steel used today is recycled – sounds silly but also points out some of the craziness associated with LEED

    dbkii says:
  • rather curious collection of vehicles there on the wall – some of it looks like placeholders until something more importnat comes along

    meagain says:
  • i agree with you mcphereson, it’s great, but only from above… from the street it doesn’t say anything new

    bored_of_trashy_architecture says:
  • I agree with Jack McAdam. It is no more than a large warehouse. Glasgow deserves better.

    Axay says:
  • cause everyone will be walking on the roof…what about the interior?

    Norov says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

architecture news