September 17, 2014

CREST DESIGN BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECT AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM - LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014




CREST DESIGN BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECT AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014




CREST DESIGN BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECT AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Crest is an experimental sculpture that tests new design and construction technologies applied to a material of minimal thickness; investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance. Designed as a temporary installation which will remain at the V&A during the London Design Festival, Crest is then planned to be installed at the ME Hotel, Dubai; establishing an intriguing dialogue with the formal dichotomy inherent within the hotel’s design. 
Crest tests the limits and possibilities for a new construction technique involving panels of pre-stressed, eight-millimetre-thick aluminum assembled in two layers as a flat sheet and then bent in-situ into the curved form that is held in tension to be self-supporting.
Zaha Hadid said of the installation, ‘Crest explores the relationship between surface and structure, transforming the planar water surface of the V&A’s courtyard pool into a curvilinear form, creating a compelling interplay with light and reflection.’
Melodie Leung, Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects says, ‘It’s a process that we’ve never done before, an experiment about achieving a precise form as thin as possible. This is the thinnest shell structure we have built to date’
Tony Cortizas, Vice President of brands for ME, said, ‘What Hadid has done is experimental and pushes the boundaries of her key design signature. This comes at a significant time for the brand, firstly with a slow move east to Dubai – which is set to become one of the most visited cities in the world within the next 20 years. Crest signifies a connection between east and west but the most exciting part of the story today is the design aspect which is a key defining part of our brand.’
Max Fraser, London Design Festival Deputy Director said, ‘Every year during the London Design Festival we work with the V&A on a series of ambitious installations. Zaha's solution was to do something very sculptural incredibly thin and light in its construction that spans the pool and create the illusion of ‘how was that engineered?’’
Credits: Commissioned by ME by Meliá
Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (ZHA)
Zaha Hadid Architects team: Melodie Leung, Peter Logan, Ovidiu Mihutescu
Structural Engineering by Buro Happold (Rastislav Bartek, James Solly) 
Fabricated by Lite Structures
http://www.zaha-hadid.com/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3659/crest-5178/




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 












THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM






THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR DR. MARTIN ROTH














THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR DR. MARTIN ROTH




THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM












Photography is by Ed Reeve 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Ed Reeve 




Photography is by Luke Hayes 




Photography is by Ed Reeve 




Photography is by Ed Reeve 




Photography is by Ed Reeve 








LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014 
September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014
















ZAHA HADID
Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize ( considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Hadid’ s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human – made systems , leading to experimentation with cutting – edge Technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
EDUCATION
Hadid studied architecture at he Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977.
TEACHING
She became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since then she has held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harward University; The Sullivan Chair at the University Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorsships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; The Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at Columbia University, Newyork. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire, 2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
AWARDS
Zaha Hadid’ s work of the past 30 years was the subject of critically – acclaimed retrospective exhibitions at New York’ s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2006, London Design museum in 2007 and the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy in 2009. Her recently completed projects include the MAXXI Museum in Rome; which won the Stirling award in 2010. Hadid’ s outstanding contribution to the Stirling award in 2010. Hadid’ s outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the most world’ s most respected institutions. She received the prestigious ‘ Praemium Imperiale ’ from the Japan Art Association in 2009, and in 2010, the Stirling Prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other recent awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an  ‘ Artist for Peace ‘ at a ceremony in their Paris headquarters last year. Also in 2010, the Republic of France named Hadid as ‘ Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in recognition of her services to architecture, and TIME magazine included her in their 2010 list of the ‘ 100 most Influential People in the World ‘. This years ‘ Time 100 ‘ is divided into four categories: Leaders, Thinkers, Artist and Hereos – with Hadid ranking top of the Thinkers category.
ZHA PROJECTS:
Zaha has played a pivotal role in a great many Zaha Hadid Architects projects over the past 30 years. The Maxxi National Museum of 21 st Century Arts in Rome, Italy; the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany are excellent demonstrations of Hadid’ s quest for complex, fluid space. Previous seminal buildings such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinati, USA, have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our vision of the future with new spatial  concepts and bold, visionary forms.
Currently Hadid is working on a multitude of projects worldwide including: The London Aquatics Centre fort he 2012 Olympic Games; High – Speed Train Stations in Naples and Durango; The CMA CGM Headquarters tower in Marseille; The Fiera di Milano masterplan and tower as well as major master planning projects in Beijing, Bilboa, Istanbul and Singapore. In the Middle East, Hadid’ s portfolio includes national cultural and research centres in Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, as well as the new Central Bank of Iraq.
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