ZAHA HADID EXHIBITION AT PALAZZO FRANCHETTI

ZAHA HADID EXHIBITION AT PALAZZO FRANCHETTI

From: 28-05-2016 To: 21-11-2016

Zaha Hadid’s career is celebrated in Venice during Architecture Biennale 2016

In celebration of Zaha Hadid’s career in architecture and design, the 15th century Palazzo Franchetti on the Canal Grande will host a great retrospective exhibition of her work. Hadid – an icon of neo-futurism – was the first woman who received the prestigious Pritzker Prize: after four decades devoted to architecture, she died on 31 March 2016 of heart attack.

The exhibition – realized by the Fondazione Berengo and coinciding with this year’s Venice Architectural Biennale – showcases many of the paintings, drawings and models of Hadid’s huge repertoire: through her designs – built, under-construction, in development and unrealised – the exhibition displays the pioneering research that defines Zaha Hadid Architects’ work.

Three projects representing milestones in Zaha Hadid’s career will be presented in their own room. Beginning with the Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993) in Weil am Rhein, Germany, Zaha Hadid’s first completed project and followed by the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (completed 2003), which contributed to Zaha Hadid being awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2004. Concluding the room’s projects is the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (completed 2009).

Helene Binet‘s photographs, capturing the integrity and materiality of Hadid’s projects, will also be showcased in their own room. All of Zaha Hadid Architects works in progress will be exhibited, including projects to be completed in the coming year, as The Port House in Antwerp, The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, and the Mathematics Gallery at London’s Science Museum. Also included in the exhibition are models, relief studies and visualisations of a residential building on the High Line in New York that will complete in early 2017.

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