the sudden death of pritzker prize-winning architect zaha hadid rocked architecture. though her successes and failures were exposed on almost a weekly basis, this news caused pause, an assurance, that indeed the world endured a loss. whatever your opinion, hadid’s signature pieces will keep her ethos and spirit alive. her firm, zha, has 36 projects in 21 countries under construction or in detailed design development. here are four awaited projects that are scheduled to be completed in 2016.
above / below> king abdullah petroleum studies and research center | rijadh, saudi arabia
the vision is a center focused on technical and environmental concern endeavors. the organic form enables expansion and transformation. a strong protective outer shell concealing soft, porous sheltered courtyards within.
below> port house | antwerp, belgium
the port house combines a new beam-shaped structure and a former fire brigade building into a new headquarters for the port authority. the articulated glass walls – some transparent, others reflective – in reference to the antwerp diamond trade.
below> salerno maritime terminal | salerno, italy
the terminal resembles the oyster – its hard shell enclosing soft, fluid elements within. key focal points – ticket desks, restaurant, waiting room – steer passengers from ground level to upper deck. by night, the ‘glow’ of the terminal functions almost like a lighthouse.
below> mathematics gallery science museum | london
the gallery explores the many influences of mathematics in our daily lives. 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 an historic 1929 aircraft at the center of the exhibition.
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