a look at zaha hadid's unfinished projects to be completed in 2016 a look at zaha hadid's unfinished projects to be completed in 2016
apr 18, 2016

a look at zaha hadid's unfinished projects to be completed in 2016

 

at the end of march 2016, zaha hadid passed away suddenly leaving a legacy of acclaimed buildings around the globe. however, 36 projects in 21 countries remain under construction or in detailed design development with four highly-anticipated schemes completing later this year. below, we take a look at the projects in more detail starting with antwerp’s port house, which open this autumn.

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the port of antwerp is europe’s second largest shipping port
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with 12 kilometers of docks, the port of antwerp is europe’s second largest shipping port, handling more than 15,000 sea trade ships and 60,000 inland barges each year. the new port house preserves and repurposes an abandoned 95-year-old fire station into a new headquarters for the port, consolidating the 500 employees who currently work in many separate buildings, giving them views to the port’s docks and berths. .

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the new port house preserves and repurposes an abandoned 95-year-old fire station
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the project is strategically located between the city and harbor, offering views over both the center and the port. its articulate glass walls – some transparent, others reflective – reference antwerp’s diamond trade. see more of the project on designboom here.

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the center rises above the desert landscape, emerging as a cluster of crystalline forms
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

in october, the king abdullah petroleum studies and research center will complete in riyadh, saudi arabia. KAPSARC is a non-profit institution that brings together people from around the world to research and tackle energy challenges for the benefit of society and the environment. built with sustainable construction methods and materials to LEED platinum certification, the new center has been designed to work with its natural environment to ensure comfort for employees alongside minimizing energy and resource consumption.

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the center has been designed to work with its natural environment to ensure comfort for employees
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

composed of a network of three-dimensional six-sided cells, the project is based on the concept of connectivity. the center rises above the desert landscape, emerging as a cluster of crystalline forms which evolve in response to environmental conditions. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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the new terminal has been designed to enable large ferries to dock in salerno
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

to be inaugurated later this month by the italian prime minister matteo renzi, this new terminal has been designed to enable regional, national and international ferries, as well as cruise ships from around the world, to dock in salerno for their passengers to visit the historic towns and villages on the amalfi coast.

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fluid interior elements are contained within the building’s ‘oyster-like’ envelope
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

the terminal building echoes the form of an oyster – its hard shell enclosing soft, fluid elements. key focal points steer passengers from the ground level to the upper deck boarding points. by night, the terminal takes on a radiant glow, appearing as a lighthouse for the ancient port city.

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the project was first discussed in 1999
image © zaha hadid architects

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the design and layout is defined by mathematical equations
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

in december 2016, the new mathematics gallery at london’s science museum will open its doors to the public, serving as a pioneering new space that explores how mathematicians have helped shape the modern world. the gallery’s design and layout is defined by mathematical equations that determine the three-dimensional curved surfaces representing the patterns of airflow that would have streamed around a historic 1929 aircraft at the center of the exhibition. see more of the project on designboom here.

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the new gallery will complete in december 2016
image © zaha hadid architects

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