Zaha Hadid – World Architecture
The summer exhibition at The Danish Architecture Centre features the work of the internationally acclaimed star architect Zaha Hadid in her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.
The exhibition "Zaha Hadid - World Architecture" at the Danish Architecture Centre 29 June - 29 September 2013 - Opening hours
Politiken (Danish newspaper)
The Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is one of the most admired and discussed architects in the world. She also happens to be the only woman in the "premier league" of architecture, and the first female architect to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize - "the Nobel Prize of architecture".
For the past 30 years, Zaha Hadid has challenged the boundaries of architecture with her sensual, expressive architectural language which has become an icon for our vision of the global architecture of tomorrow. Examples of her work include: the MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2010), Guangzhou Opera House (2010), the BMW Central Building in Leipzig (2005), London Aquatic Centre (2012) and, in Denmark, the extension to the museum Ordrupgaard (2005), situated north of Copenhagen.
For this summer's major exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects have created an extraordinary exhibition experience. You will enter a world of towers, floating shells, selected projects and designer objects. Everything is presented in a borderless scenic universe, showing how Zaha Hadid's spectacular buildings and designs arise out of a progressive digital and geometric universe.
At the exhibition you can experience an interactive installation that changes in form and expression by the visitor's movements in space. Here you can see a video of the installation from the exhibition.
In 2005, Zaha Hadid created the extension to the museum Ordrupgaard, situated north of Copenhagen. This is her only building in Scandinavia. By decoding and interpreting the museum's setting, the unique expression of the extension of the museum adds an extra dimension to Ordrupgaard's original, neo-classical building.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
The exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre is Zaha Hadid's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia and thus it will be the first time that a Danish audience will be invited into her universe. During the exhibition period there will be a number of talks, debates and lectures. Keep up to date via dac.dk and DAC's newsletter.
The exhibition, Zaha Hadid - World Architecture, has been developed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre and with the support of Realdania and Kvadrat
INTERNATIONAL press coverage of the exhibition
>> Read the press coverage of the exhibition on dezeen.com
>> Read the press coverage of the exhibition on designboom.com
>> Read the press coverage of the exhibition on archdaily.com
Photo: Iwan Baan. MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome by Zaha HadidArchitects
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