Theories Of Contemporary Architecture

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Dec 24, 2015

ARCH 4303_Theories of Contemporary Architecture
Research Dossier: Zaha Hadid
Dar Al-Hekmah University
Architecture Department
Dr. Tamsen Anderson
Rehaj Abdrabuh
ID# 1020021
Section #1

Zaha Hadid is interested to rigorous link between architecture, landscape and geology, as their activity integrates natural topography and human-made systems with the experimentation, using cutting-edge technologies. This process often leads to unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
Hadid believes that architecture has main affective role in human
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It is located on the bank of the Pearl River, this huge building, located in an area of 70,000 square meters, of which the building occupies 42,000 m2, it is one of the landmark buildings of the New Millennium, confirming this Chinese city as one of the culture hubs in Asia. It houses an auditorium of 1,800 seats, equipped with the latest sound technologies, and a multipurpose hall intended for art performances, opera and concerts for up to 443 people.
Its design winding and solid lines, opens to the river and the docks area, creating a rich and dynamic dialogue with the new city. The main objective of Zaha Hadid when planning the project was in harmony with the environment, they say from the international architecture.
The design of the Opera House emanates directly from the concept deeply rooted in Chinese culture, natural scenery and architecture plays with nature, eroding with it like a great stone to the river. The study of Zara Hadid has taken into account the environment, the valleys that surround this prosperous region and how it has transformed the landscape that surrounds him with the passage of
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The envelope slides under the facade of a large upper deck that project diagonally. Here the cars are parked underneath, leaving visitors into the glazed public lobby. The spacious lobby allows visual deep into the building. The depth of the building is unlocked by inserting patios that allowed daylight and provide natural lighting to the center of the building. This point is exemplified by the bar, located adjacent, like a courtyard, providing a point of communication between the interior areas. The staggered mezzanines are broad enough to allow for flexible occupation patterns. The benefit is the articulation of recognizable areas within the overall area. Moreover, this overall area is open to visual communication much more than would have been possible with a single mezzanine that’s why it has been called “a communication knot”. A huge level that allows various configurations of the administrative area, design and engineering, is located on the forum. This surface is observed over again from the top of the cascade mezzanine that runs from south to north. In addition, the interior space of the building was designed with very minimal use of columns to ease the circulation and to experience that openness

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