Zaha Hadid Installation Proposal for Venice Biennale
Tags: Architects, Modern Architecture, Venice Biennale
Zaha Hadid Architects– the same creative minds that brought you the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London this year– have unveiled a proposed installation for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale (August 29 – November 25, 2012) that cites previous architects and mathematical masterminds as influence for the firm.
The principal reference is Frei Otto, a German architect and structural engineer who pioneered advances in tensile and membrane structures. His influence can be seen in Hadid’s installation for the Manchester International Festival (2009); the Burnham Pavilion in Chicago’s Millenium Park (2009); and the “Lilas” installation for the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park (2007), among others.
From a press release from Zaha Hadid Architects:
“The more our design research and work evolved on the basis of algorithmic form generation, the more we learned to appreciate the work of pioneers like Frei Otto who achieved the most elegant designs on the basis of material-structural form-finding processes. From Frei Otto we learned how the richness, organic coherence and fluidity of the forms and spaces we desire could emerge rationally from an intricate balance of forces.”
Arum Shell, the proposed installation from Zaha Hadid Architects, will be a direct reference to Otto’s tensile steel structures.
[via Blouin ARTINFO]
Photo courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects