Zaha Hadid Architects inaugurates Infinitus Plaza in Guangdong

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Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects. Design Principal.- Patrick Schumacher. ZHA Project Director.- Satoshi Ohashi. ZHA Project Associates.- Yang Jingwen, Juan Liu, Martin Pfleger. ZHA Project Architect.- Kai-Jui Tsao. ZHA Façade Lead.- Xuexin Duan, Nan Jiang.
Design team
Congyue Wang, Eugene Leung, Feifei Fan, Lida Zhang, Lily Liu, Qi Cao, Shu Hashimoto, Xiaoyu Zhang, Ying Xia, Zhe Xing.
ZHA Competition Project Directors.- Satoshi Ohashi, Paulo Flores.
ZHA Competition Associates.- Yang Jingwen, Dennis Brezina, Damiano Rizzini.
ZHA Competition Team: Anat Stern, Chaoxiong Huang, Harry Spraiter, Julian Lin, Lida Zhang, Marius Cernica, Shu Hashimoto, Tommaso Casucci, Xuexin Duan.
ZHA Interiors Project Director.- Satoshi Ohashi, Kar Hwa Ho, Yang Jingwen, Melodie Leung.
ZHA Interiors Project Associates.- Torsten Broeder, Juan Liu.
ZHA Interiors Project Lead.- Nan Jiang, Kai-Jui Tsao, Feifei Fan, Hanbing Zhao.
ZHA Interiors Project Team.- Aleksandra Mnich-Spraiter, Amittai Antoine, Che-Hung Chien, Congyue Wang, Dieter Matuschke, Genci Sulo, Iliana Capsali, Jiaxing Lu, Lida Zhang, Magda Smolinska, Mercedes Sarua, Nailu Chen, Philipp Siedler, Qi Cao, Qiao Zhang, Uli Blum, William Colenso, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xinqi Zhuang, Xuexin Duan, Ying Xia, Yuan Feng, Zhe Xing.
ZHA Interiors Competition Project Director.- Satoshi Ohashi, Kar Hwa Ho, Yang Jingwen, Melodie Leung.
ZHA Interiors Competition Team Associate.- Torsten Broeder, Juan Liu, Martin Pfleger.
ZHA Interiors Competition Team.- Aleksandra Mnich-Spraiter, Emily Rohrer, Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Feifei Fan, Iliana Capsali, Kai-Jui Tsao, Mercedes Sarua, Nan Jiang, Olga Yatsyuk, Philipp Siedler, Silviya Barzakova, Soungmin Yu, Uli Blum, Xuexin Duan, Zhe Xing.
Client
Infinitus China.
Areas
Site Area.- 45,280m².
Gross Floor Area.- 185,643m².
Above Ground.- 118,200m².
Below Ground.- 67,443m².
Height.- 35 m.
Top of occupied floor.- 30.9 m, 8 floors.
Floors Above Ground.- 8.
Floors Below Ground.- 2.
Retail.- 18,000m².
Vehicle Parking.- 1026.
Bicycle Parking.- 800 (42,800m²).
Electrical Bike Parking.- 302 (2100m²).
Interior Design Area.- 59,368 m².
Dates
2021.
Location
Baiyun, Guangdong, China.
Photography
Felix Amiss, Liang Xue.

ZAHA HADID

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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