●The first book published on Zaha Hadid since her death in 2016, although book had been well into production. The firm continued to work with IMAGES to complete this detailed tome in her memory.
●This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how the Zaha's influential approach results in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design.
●Projects featured include national museums (plus the only permanent public museum exhibition anywhere in the world), world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments, including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku urban manifestos of Zaha Hadid's quest for complex, fluid spaces.
●Showcasing one of the world's leading architectural firms, this book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from the firm.
●This book is a superb reference title for those in the architecture, urban planning and design industries
Zaha Hadid's gift to the world was a creative genius that captured the collective imagination and influenced designers to challenge the perceived limits that were once imposed by both aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following. Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality and organic progression.
This practice is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies that have resulted in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, and beautifully packaged with detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) studied architecture in London and she became one of the most highly renowned and revered architects in the world. After founding Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, Hadid continued to receive accolades for her highly sophisticated, signature projects, including the 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011, and the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Hadid also held chairs and guest professorships at various universities worldwide, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. With almost 1000 projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Hadid's outstanding contribution to the architectural profession was acknowledged by the world's most respected institutions, having been recently included on Forbes' list of the 'World's Most Powerful Women'.
The Images Publishing Group, established in 1983, is one of the world’s most prestigious international publishers of architecture and design titles, and provides a global platform that has influenced and showcased the world’s leading and emerging architects and designers for four decades. Its trove of books showcases the best and most sustainable urban habitats and built environments, while satisfying an innovative and contemporary, yet timeless, aesthetic for good design.
While IMAGES is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, it also has offices in London, New York and Shanghai, and it has writers, editors and distribution agents actively working with it worldwide.
008 Formalism and Formal Research
016 London Aquatics Centre
026 CMA CGM Tower
034 Mobile Art: Chanel Contemporary Art Container
044 Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
054 Galaxy Soho
064 Heydar Aliyev Center
074 Library and Learning Centre - University of Economics Vienna
080 The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
088 Stuart Weitzman Flagship Store
094 Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs
102 City Life Milano Residential Complex
116 Wangjing Soho
122 Sky Soho
132 Jockey Club Innovation Tower
138 Dongdaemun Design Plaza
144 Investcorp Building
152 Dominion Office Building
158 Messner Mountain Museum Corones
166 Maritime Terminal Salerno
172 Port House
180 Mathematics: the Winton Gallery
188 520 West 28th Street
200 King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station
206 1000 Museum
212 High-Speed Train Station, Napoli-Afragola
224 Esfera City Center, Monterrey
230 Grace on Coronation
236 582-606 Collins Street
242 Beijing New Airport Terminal Building
248 Bee'ah Headquarters
254 Sleuk Rith Institute
260 Company Profile
269 Chronology of Works
270 Awards and Recognition
274 Project Credits
281 Image Credits