Exhibition honouring the late Zaha Hadid opens at the ArtScience Museum


SINGAPORE – An exhibition showcasing the cutting-edge architecture and design of the late Zaha Hadid opens on Sunday (Aug 6) at the ArtScience Museum.

The Zaha Hadid Architects: Reimagining Architecture Exhibition will showcase a curation of the late architecture doyenne’s transformational tasks around the world.

The exhibit is a collaboration between Malaysian property designer UEM Sunrise and architecture and style company Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), set up by Hadid herself in London, nearly four years earlier.

It is the very first Zaha Hadid exhibit to be kept in Singapore and will provide visitors a walk through of ZHA’s designs throughout the years, a lot of which redefined architecture for the 21st century.

The Baghdad-born designer was understood for her radical and curvy architectural lines.

Her well-known works include the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome and the London Aquatics Centre, built for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

In Singapore, she created the organic-looking and layered d’Leedon condominium off Farrer Road. Her firm likewise took charge of the master plan of business center one-north in Buona Vista.

Among the world’s most well-known designers, she died suddenly after a cardiac arrest in Miami in March in 2015 at the age of 65. She has no kids.

The Zaha Hadid Architects: Reimagining Architecture Exhibition will be open to the general public from Aug 6 to Aug 15 at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave. Admission is totally free with 2 timed sessions of 10am to 2pm and 2pm to 7pm daily. Visitors must register for admission at reimagining-architecture. com.

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