The first work of an architect that brought her fame. This is a fire station built by Hadid in 1994 for Vitra in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The building resembles a fighter jet with pointed wings..
London Aquatics Center. This Aquatics Center was built for the 2012 Olympics in the British capital. The building has two swimming pools of 50 meters and one 25 meters for diving. A feature of the center is the curved roof, as if a gently rising sea wave, which is very appropriate, given the main purpose of the building.
Another sports building won by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Bergisel Ski Jump is located in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Austrian State Architecture Prize was awarded for the implementation of the Hadid project. The panorama that opens from the tower of an unusual streamlined shape is simply breathtaking. Hadid built a springboard in Innsbruck in 2002, and three years later, cable car stations according to her design appeared here..
A steel structure connected the banks of the Spanish Ebro River. This is not just a bridge in Zaragoza, but also a pavilion leading to the EXPO exhibition center. The style of the building perfectly suits the theme of the exhibition, which took place in 2008 – “The Element of Water”. No less beautiful and unusual is this pavilion bridge from the inside.
Another real gem of the work of Zaha Hadid is the Opera House located in Guangzhou, PRC. The architect won the competition again, proposing a project that the authorities particularly liked. The cost of building the theater was $ 200 million, it was opened in 2010. The building entered the list of the best theaters in the 21st century.
It was decided to make the Roman Museum of Contemporary Art MAXXI also very modern and unusual. It is not surprising that the project of the building was entrusted to Hadid. As a result, in the Italian capital in 2010, they opened such a massive, but at the same time graceful building due to the smooth lines so beloved by the architect. By the way, the Roman Museum became the largest building designed by Hadid..
In 2014, the Heydar Aliyev Center, built according to the Hadid project in Baku, Azerbaijan, was recognized as the best building on the planet, the building received the Design of the Year award. The building is really very unusual and has now become a real symbol of the Azerbaijani capital.
At the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, UK, you can explore a wide variety of modes of transport – from baby carriages to ships and locomotives. The building faces the water with its main facade, and from above it resembles five metal waves of different sizes, as if flowing to the river, where an old ship is at the pier. Reflecting in the dark glass facade of the museum, the water gives the structure a special charm.
Even in the construction of the rather austere CMA CGM Tower, which with its 33 floors became the tallest building in Marseille, Hadid did not abandon her favorite flowing lines. Notice how the facade of the building, which employs about 2.7 thousand CMA CGM employees, gradually tapers downward. In 2011, the building was included in the TOP-10 of the best skyscrapers of the planet and took third place.
Also the industrial building of the Zaha Hadid project. This is the Central building of the BMW concern, which is located in Leipzig, Germany. The building was erected in 2005.
And finally, Moscow. This is the Peresvet Plaza business center, built in a manner that is clearly atypical for the Russian capital, in which the creative approach of Zaha Hadid, who has visited Russia more than once, is easily guessed. The total area of the building is almost 22 thousand “squares”. This building was one of the last creations of the architect, erected in 2015.
Although Zaha Hadid, unfortunately, passed away last year, there are still many projects for the buildings of the architectural legend that have yet to be built. Among such still unrealized projects are the Arts Center in Abu Dhabi, the National Stadium in Tokyo, the Signature Towers complex in Dubai, the Civil Court building in Madrid, the Grace on Coronation towers in Brisbane, the City of Dreams hotel in Macau.