Zaha Hadid – World Architecture

This exhibition at The Danish Architecture Centre featured the work of the internationally acclaimed star architect Zaha Hadid in her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

Exhibition Period 29 June 2013 - 29 September 2013



Politiken (Danish newspaper)


the exhibition

ZahaHadid_320x400_UK_credit.jpgThe 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 major exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects created an extraordinary exhibition experience. The audience entered a world of towers, floating shells, selected projects and designer objects. Everything was presented in a borderless scenic universe, showing how Zaha Hadid's spectacular buildings and designs arise out of a progressive digital and geometric universe.

Interactive installation

At the exhibition the visitors experienced an interactive installation that changed in form and expression by the visitor's movements in space. Here you can see a video of the installation from the exhibition. 



Photos from the Exhibition

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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.

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Photo: Anders Sune Berg

The exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre was Zaha Hadid's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia and thus it was the first time that a Danish audience were invited into her universe.

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

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Photo: Iwan Baan. MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome by Zaha HadidArchitects


Related videos from ArkitekturTV

Talk about parametric design between Kent Martinussen, CEO of Danish Architecture Centre and Patrik Schumacher, director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects.


Lecture by Nils Fischer, associate and head of the Code, Zaha Hadid Architects


Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 2017