zaha hadid: une architecture at the chanel mobile art pavilion
zaha hadid: une architecture at the chanel mobile art pavilion zaha hadid: une architecture at the chanel mobile art pavilion
may 16, 2011

zaha hadid: une architecture at the chanel mobile art pavilion

zaha hadid: une architecture mobile arts pavilion at the institute du monde arabe, paris through to october 30, 2011

‘une architecture’ exhibition at mobile art pavilion, paris, france image © designboom

‘une architecture’, an exhibition of zaha hadid’s recent work is now on display at ‘mobile art pavilion‘ in paris. thematically exploring a series of agendas, the installation – the first to be held within the refurbished space – presents architectural models, paintings and projects from a variety of projects around the world. unique in its approach, the organic space offers the opportunity to experience the varied and exploratory work within its own architectural reality.

showcasing both realized and incomplete structures – including the ‘soho central business district’ in beijing, the ‘spiral tower’ for the university campus in barcelona, the ‘guggenheim project’ in singapore, the recently completed ‘cgm-cma tower’ in marseille, ‘abu dhabi performing arts center’ in the united arab emirates, and more – the exhibition looks to provide visitors with the discovery of space, scenography and the work of the practice itself.

entering into the exhibition image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

fluid forms compose the continuous exhibition loop, reinforcing the varied environment and rhythmical spatial sequences. a parametrically derived spatial structure unfolds within the interior spaces, displaying and organizing a range of projects and explorations in cocoon-like volumes. a network of webbed and contoured forms stretch between the ceiling and floor to create a series of contrasting projection screens and room dividers.

screens display time-lapsed videos of renderings and construction growth image © designboom

video of ‘field of towers’, beijing CBD core area, 2011 image © designboom

‘field of towers’, study of models for beijing CBD core area, 2011 image © designboom

models of various towers for beijing CBD core area image © designboom

detail of models image © designboom

overall exhibition space image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

model of abu dhabi performing arts center, 2008 image © francois lacour, courtesy of institut du monde arabe

model of abu dhabi performing arts center, 2008 image © designboom

detail of overall model image © designboom

detail of stage image © designboom

model of CMA-CGM head office tower, marseilleimage © designboom

videos, paintings and architectural models make up the exhibitionimage © designboom

paintings of nile tower, cairoimage © designboom

  • what material is used for the fluid like forms and walls?

    Ryan says:
  • I love the organic nature of this design while still retaining a skeletal element….I also like that it is a canvas for the exhibition and other times it is the exhibition itself. Wonderful way of integrating and disengaging the design with the exhibit. says:
  • Words can not explain the beauty! So skilled! A genius

    NubianArchitects says:
  • WTF!…
    zaha a genius???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Marco Alves says:

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