Saturday, February 11, 2012
Zaha Hadid Architect | Hongqiao SOHO | Shanghai | China
Transportation Hub near Shanghai's city centre and Hongqiao Airport .
The building envelope is defined by four elongated elements tied together by a sinuous retail podium and a continuous metallic ribbon that wraps them – a calligraphic gesture which will be highly recognizable. Such simplicity is contrasted by the added complexity of a 'squeeze' applied to the middle area. These moves have the double advantage of configuring intimate courtyards framed by bridges branching off the slabs, and providing dramatic and dynamic views............more