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Alis Meeting Pod

  • 2020 – 2021
  • Tecno
Addressing new requirements for contemporary meeting areas, Alis is designed to enhance collaboration and cooperation within a space that integrates flexibility and comfort with advanced information technology.

A mobile space to meet and interact, Alis can be installed in a diversity of settings: indoor and outdoor, offices and commercial spaces, as well as civic and communal settings such as stations and airports. Alis creates an instant meeting room that can be fully customised based on the requirements of its users.

Combining innovative design technologies with maximum connectivity and precision fabrication, the design is informed by the petals of an orchid which embrace the pod and provide privacy and shelter with optimal visibility.

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and constructed by Tecno to the highest standards with exacting digital manufacturing techniques including 3D printing and CAD/CAM tooling.

The modular design enables the pod to be easily disassembled, transported, repurposed and re-used in different configurations for alternative functions.

Each element of the pod is integral to its circular design cycle that ensures long-life durability and minimal waste with components that can be recycled or upcycled into second life applications.

From its bespoke panelling system to its floor and ceiling that discreetly conceal most electronic and mechanical installations within a cohesive design inspired by nature, Alis represents the future of collaboration: a place to meet and connect that is highly flexible and identifiable.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Michele Pasca di Magliano

Project Associates

Pierandrea Angius, Maria Tsironi

Project Team

Stefano Paiocchi, Valentina Cerrone, Mariana Custodio De Santos, Nicolas Tornero, Angelica Videla

Sponsor & Technical Production

Tecno S.p.A

Tecno S.p.A President & CEO

Giuliano Mosconi

Tecno UK

Alessio Zampaglione

Project Tech Leads

Renato Dell’Orto, Stefano Viganò

Glazed Partitions Supplier

Elliott Engineering & Consulting