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’

    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:

    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:

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