Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion
by Zaha Hadid

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Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

An exhibition of work by London architect Zaha Hadid has opened inside her Mobile Art Pavilion (see our earlier story), which has found its permanent home in Paris having toured New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong since 2008.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The pavilion will remain outside the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and the inaugural exhibition in this location opened at the end of April.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The exhibition, called Une Architecture, includes architectural models, paintings and projections of work produced by Zaha Hadid Architects in recent years.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The exhibition continues until 30 October 2011.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

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Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The following information is from the architects:


Zaha Hadid une architecture

April 29 – October 30

On 28 April, the exhibition designed by Zaha Hadid inaugurates The Mobile Art Pavilion, a new arts venue installed in front of the Institut du Monde Arabe.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Created by Iraqi born British architect Zaha Hadid for CHANEL in 2007 and commissioned by Karl Lagerfeld, the Mobile Art Pavilion’s opening exhibition showcases a selection of work by the 2004 Pritzker Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, designer of some of the world’s most highly acclaimed projects.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

A genuine immersion into the architect’s formal and conceptual repertoire, this exhibition of Hadid’s work is presented within its own architecture.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Translating the intellectual and physical into the sensual and using a wide range of media, the Mobile Art Pavilion unfolds through spatial sequences which engage the visitor in unique and unexpected environments.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The Mobile Art Pavilion, donated by CHANEL to the Institut du monde arabe, will allow the institute to further develop its cultural programmes in the field of contemporary creation.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Mobile Art Pavillon: Historic

“Zaha Hadid” will be the first exhibition held inside the Mobile Art Pavilion since the installation of the pavilion in front of the Institut du monde arabe. CHANEL donated the pavilion to the Institut du monde arabe at the beginning of 2011.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

It had previously travelled to Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York since 2007. It will now have a permanent location at the IMA, where it will be used to host exhibitions in line with the centre’s policy of showcasing talent from Arab countries.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid: About Mobile Art

“I think through our architecture, we can give people a glimpse of another world, and enthuse them, make them excited about ideas. Our architecture is intuitive, radical, international and dynamic. We are concerned with constructing buildings that evoke original experiences, a kind of strangeness and newness that is comparable to the experience of going to a new country. The Mobile Art Pavilion follows these principles of inspiration.” states Zaha Hadid.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Arousing one’s curiosity is a constant theme in the work of Zaha Hadid. The Mobile Art Pavilion is a step in the evolution of Hadid’s architectural language that generates a sculptural sensuality with a coherent formal logic. This new architecture flourishes via the new digital modelling tools that augment the design process with techniques of continuous fluidity.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid explains this process, “The complexity and technological advances in digital imaging software and construction techniques have made the architecture of the Mobile Art Pavilion possible. It is an architectural language of fluidity and nature, driven by new digital design and manufacturing processes which have enabled us to create the Pavilion’s totally organic forms - instead of the serial order of repetition that marks the architecture of the industrial 20th Century.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Design of Mobile Art

The Mobile Art Pavilion which has been conceived through a system of natural organisation, is also shaped by the functional considerations of the exhibition. However, these further determinations remain secondary and precariously dependent on the overriding formal language of the Pavilion. An enigmatic strangeness has evolved between the Pavilion’s organic system of logic and these functional adaptations - arousing the visitor’s curiosity even further.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

In creating the Mobile Art Pavilion, Zaha Hadid has developed the fluid geometries of natural systems into a continuum of fluent and dynamic space - where oppositions between exterior and interior, light and dark, natural and artificial landscapes are synthesised. Lines of energy converge within the Pavilion, constantly redefining the quality of each exhibition space whilst guiding movement through the exhibition.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Content

The exhibition thematically explores a series of research agendas conducted by Zaha Hadid Architects in recent years. Different media is used to show the work; architectural models, silver paintings and projections. A variety of projects from all over the world will be shown, these will include: the Soho Central Business District in Beijing, the Spiralling Tower for the University Campus in Barcelona, the Guggenheim project in Singapore, the recently completed CGMCMA Tower in Marseille and the Pierres Vives building of the department de l’Herault in Montpellier, currently in construction.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The exhibition will also showcase architectural projects from the Arab world such as the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre in the United Arab Emirates, the Nile Tower in Cairo Egypt, the Signature Towers in Dubai and the Rabat Tower in Morocco. Furthermore the exhibition showcases Zaha Hadid Architects’ design research within the parametric paradigm. The parametric towers research project aims to develop a conceptual framework for the design of a prototype tower to be used as the basis for a set of parametric tools that can be applied to a multitude of different specific conditions.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Individual elements such as massing, skin, core, void, and structure are modulated individually and in concert. The final result is a fully malleable system that can differentiate families and fields of towers in response to user input or environmental considerations. Applications of the research into architectural practice are exemplified via a series of Tower competition entries on large urban scales.

Une Architecture at the Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The visitor is invited to experience the work of Zaha Hadid Architects on three different levels, by discovering the Mobile Art pavilion (building), viewing the exhibition design (scenography) and seeing the work of the practice (exhibits).


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  • Akeel

    I wonder what Zaha dreams of at night, because seriously she just keep coming out with better thing over and over again!

  • http://www.nekretnine-srbija.com Nekretnine Srbija

    Amazing stuff! I love those lines from every angle .. very smooth and nice …

  • aalto

    Zaha at her best. Doing temporary exhibition spaces where the boundaries blur between the envelope and the exhibited material. The exhibition was fantastic at the Guggenheim a couple of years ago.

    It would be so much better if she would limit herself to these sorts of projects and not real buildings; where her arbitrary, repetitious and arrogant architectural language is in constant conflict with the use, maintenance, site integration, etc.

    Giving her the Pritzker Prize has been the jury's biggest miss yet. She's a wonderful, brilliant and talented artist; just not a great architect.

  • Michael

    Her experiment with form and figure lends her style to such a forward thinking experimentation. I think her realized architecture tends to fall short when the fluid form of the building overtakes the boundaries of the craft of the materials/components that are used (ex. Shenzen Opera House). However, projects like MAXXI seem to keep such a simple material pallet, they really seem to enhance the quality and boundaries in which concrete was used to realize the project, and it makes it that much more of a successful building

  • http://twitter.com/ItsNicoTime @ItsNicoTime

    Zaha's fluid and organic works give her huge scope for working on standalone projects, orientated on movement and circulation like the maxxi. Her style is fantastic, but like what aalto puts – she's a great artist but not an architect, and she is rightly labelled as the head of the starks – a badge of honour or big flak target?

    However, her aims to "give people a glimpse of another world, and make them excited about ideas" is a good and invigorating manifesto. Architecture needs to capture minds and not just budgets.

  • LOW

    It’s real nice to see that they pulled it off!

    Hat’s off!

  • Flying

    I saw it live yesterday it's wonderful.

  • westerfeld

    It's gonna be an interesting event, I mean for the amount of project created not by Zaha hadid but by all her amazing and brillant staff, people who are unfortunately paid with pinuts…However, forward the global "thinking experimentation" I never really discern essentiality through this kind of "genetically modified neomodernist blob architecture"…

  • Pok Kobkongsanti

    It seems that lots of Dezeen's fans don't appreciate Zaha's works.
    I don't quite understand why though.
    She is a real genius who is very capable not only to design, but also to make them realized…..
    This small pavilion is a heck of a task to accomplish…………..

  • Nickolas

    Im quite sure Zaha curated this, not designed it. Sorry, it just bothers me a bit that many are under the illusion that Zaha had actually swept her brush across a piece of paper to make the latest works. That was left to one of her disciples dragging the mouse pointer across a maya viewport. I can appreciate a lot of things about the offices work, namely the incredibly difficulty of dealing with ultra-complex projects and pulling them off (Guangzhou). Personally though, the ever evolving basketball shoe look is repulsive to me. Elegance seems to be one of the trademarks of Zaha Hadid Architects, however lately quite a few Quasimoto's from the future have snuck through the back door.

  • http://www.thedisgruntledarchitect.wordpress.com thedisgruntledarchitect

    Very Zaha…I really like the interior and the way the sublime skeleton form integrates and becomes part of the display exhibit and then disengages to become its own exhibit. Fantastic forms.

  • Hiyam Noir

    Highly aesthetic, spiritual and intellectual !

  • Taz

    I love her work. She's an inspiring Architect. Does us Iraq people and designers/architects proud [=

  • Matt

    as an 18 year old architecture student i have a lot more to see and learn but to me this is perhaps the most exciting piece of architecture i have ever seen :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattia.nuzzo Mattia Nuzzo

    Dope. Love that it's found its home next to the Nouvel building. Great contrast.

  • http://www.pieromanrique.com Piero Manrique

    Amazing & Inspiring….She is in a total different level.

  • https://www.facebook.com/people/Fathi-Sroor-Mallah/100000695781367 Fathi Sroor Mallah

    I wonder what Zaha dreams of at night, because seriously she just keepcoming out with better thing over and over again!

  • quul

    is this the one that design for chanel?

  • Alexis

    Nice, but as you should know this is not Zaha's personal work, its of the entire team and research taken at AA in those soft forms generated by software she can not even use. The works have such a close relation from computational technique to form, that lead credit is not just about "directing" the way a form should be.

    I am SO tired of the cult of the person. Lets give credit to her large and probably underpaid team.

  • Katarina.Hj

    EXCELLENT performance of modern architectural and spatial design! A WOouw factor! Wonderful to see..! Keep up the good work Ms Zaha Hadid

  • Charisse

    Belle construction et un thème magnifique…! J'aime beaucoup!
    Bravo Zaha