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ZAHA HADID’s Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi

Posted By Emily Pilloton On March 7, 2007 @ 2:58 pm In Architecture,global development | 62 Comments

Zaha Hadid, Abu Dhabi architecture, Performance Arts Centre [1]

We’re gaga over these renderings of Zaha Hadid’s [2] proposed Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi. We haven’t heard much about how green the building will be, but we’re excited to see more and more star architects inspired by natural and organic forms [3] (check out the leaf-like windows!). The Performing Arts Center will be part of a multi-billion dollar cultural district with other buildings by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Tadao Ando. In her own words, Ms. Hadid [2] describes the structure as a “biological analogy” whose primary components (branches, stems, fruits, and leaves) are then “transformed from these abstract diagrams into architectonic design.” We can only hope that such poetic biomimicry will be translated into green functions, materials, and technologies as well.

Via Dezeen [4] via Tropolism [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/03/07/zaha-hadids-performing-arts-centre-in-abu-dhabi/

[2] Zaha Hadid’s: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/

[3] natural and organic forms: http://inhabitat.com/2007/02/27/bubble-building-national-swim-center-in-beijing/

[4] Via Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2007/02/02/zaha-hadid-in-abu-dhabi-update/

[5] via Tropolism: http://www.tropolism.com/2007/02/more_zaha_craziness.php#more

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