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‘City of Towers’ installation showcased at International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong

‘City of Towers’  presents the research into a new paradigm for the design and construction of high-rise buildings led by Zaha Hadid Architects. The installation outlines the evolution of architectural research and showcases the many possibilities and iterations for a tower, mapping its adaptations and development process.

The installation explores the typology of the tower through the lens of Parametricism, where all elements of the design are integrated and work together as an iterative system of development that emulates the growth processes of nature; embedding a natural fluidity within architecture and engineering.

Conceived in collaboration with Soho China for a proposed new business district and urban environment in central Beijing, the design breaks from the typical tower-with-podium typology by redefining the ground surface as a continuous landscape that seamlessly weaves between one tower and the next; creating a new civic centre for Beijing that embodies values of innovation, functionality and coherence.

These 3D printed studies are sculptural in quality, precise in their creation, and convey the design process applied in both ZHA’s research and built projects.

Zaha Hadid Architects ‘City of Towers’, International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Booth 3B01,  25-27 August.

Simon Yu of Zaha Hadid Architects will be speaking at International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong on Aug 27, 3:45-4:30pm

IDFFHK – International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong