Inaugural exhibition. Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

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Zaha Hadid Architects. Lead Architects.- Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher. ZHA Project Director.- Woody Yao, Simon Yu. ZHA Project Leader.- Simon Yu.
ZHA Project Team
Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan, Jinqi Huang, Neil Sansom, Pravin Ghosh, Thomas Jensen, Justin Kelly, Wandy Mulia, Uli Schifferdecker, Adrian Aguirre Herrera, Aurora Santana, Koren Sin, Johanna Huang, Yifan Zhang, Collin Spelts, Fei Liang, Adam Fingrut, Yitzhak Samun.

ZHA Schematic Design.- Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan, Jinqi Huang.

ZHA Museum Design.- Tariq Khayyat, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Diego Rossel, Gerry Cruz, Matteo Melioli, Xiaosheng Li, Yuxi Fu, Thomas Jensen, Matthew Johnson, Justin Kelly, Drew Merkle.
Collaborators Colaboradores
- Local Design Institute.- Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China).
- Structural Engineers & Building Services.- Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China).
- Specialist Acoustics Consultants to the Architect.- Marshall Day Acoustics (Hong Kong & Melbourne).
- Project Acoustical Consultants.- Zhang Kuisheng Acoustical Design Research Studio (Shanghai, China).
- Theatre Management Consultants.- Poly Theatre Engineering Consultancy (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
- Theatre Equipment Consultants.- Kunkel Theatre Engineering & Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
- Museum Management Consultants.- Global Cultural Asset Management (New York).
- Transport Consultants.- Sinclair Knight Merz (Shanghai, China).
- Project Management.- Shanghai Gao Shen Consultants Ltd. (Shanghai, China).
- Instituto de Diseño Local.- Instituto de Diseño Arquitectónico de Inversión Extranjera de Guangzhou Pearl River (Guangzhou, China).
- Ingenieros estructurales y servicios de construcción.- Instituto de Diseño Arquitectónico de Inversión Extranjera de Guangzhou Pearl River (Guangzhou, China).
- Consultores especialistas en acústica del arquitecto.- Marshall Day Acoustics (Hong Kong y Melbourne).
- Proyecto Acústica Consultores.- Zhang Kuisheng Acoustical Design Research Studio (Shanghai, China).
- Consultores de gestión de teatro.- Poly Theater Engineering Consultancy (Pekín) Co. Ltd.
- Consultores de equipos de teatro.- Kunkel Theater Engineering & Consulting (Pekín) Co., Ltd.
- Consultores de gestión de museos.- Global Cultural Asset Management (Nueva York).
- Consultores de transporte.- Sinclair Knight Merz (Shanghai, China).
- Gestión de proyectos.- Shanghai Gao Shen Consultants Ltd. (Shanghai, China).
ZHA Competition Team
ZHA Project Architect.- Tiago Correia.
ZHA Project Team.- Victor Orive, Fabiano Continanza. Zhenjiang Guo, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Rafael González, Alejandro Díaz, Jimena Araiza, ZHA Concept Development: Hannes Schafelner, Philipp Ostermaier, Jakub Klaska, Maren Klasing, Saman Saffarian, Martin Krcha, Maria Tsironi, Spyridon Kaprinis.
Competition Consultants
Structural, Facade & Building Services Engineering.- BuroHappold Engineering, Theatre Consultants.- Theatre Projects Consultants. Acoustics Consultants.- Marshall Day Acoustics.
115000.0 m²
Virgile Simon Bertrand, Seven 7 Panda


Zaha Hadid, (Bagdad, 31 October 1950 – Miami, 31 March 2016) founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work.

Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Hadid’s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.

Education: Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977.

Teaching: She became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since then she has held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire, 2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Awards: Zaha Hadid’s work of the past 30 years was the subject of critically-acclaimed retrospective exhibitions at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2006, London’s Design Museum in 2007 and the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy in 2009. Her recently completed projects include the MAXXI Museum in Rome; which won the Stirling award in 2010. Hadid’s outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the most world’s most respected institutions. She received the prestigious ‘Praemium Imperiale’ from the Japan Art Association in 2009, and in 2010, the Stirling Prize – one of architecture’s highest accolades – from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other recent awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an ‘Artist for Peace’ at a ceremony in their Paris headquarters last year. Also in 2010, the Republic of France named Hadid as ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in recognition of her services to architecture, and TIME magazine included her in their 2010 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. This year’s ‘Time 100’ is divided into four categories: Leaders, Thinkers, Artists and Heroes – with Hadid ranking top of the Thinkers category.




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