Zaha Hadid, Special Square, Goswell Road

Zaha Hadid, Special Square, Goswell Road

Size: 430mm x 430 mm, with frame.

Medium: Black cardboard and acetate

As an architect and designer, Zaha Hadid continues to redefine the limits of each discipline with works that defy categorisation. Her designs explore spatial concepts at all scales, from the city to individual product, interior and furniture commissions. Internationally renowned for seminal buildings ­– her projects have won the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize in two consecutive years – she is also engaged in experimental research, leading an architectural practice and teaching. She was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2004, becoming the first woman to receive architecture’s highest honour, and her Aquatics Centre was the centrepiece of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

This special 10×10 square includes the ZHD (Zaha Hadid Design) Gallery located on 101 Goswell Road.

This piece represents the intersection of the many events happening on Goswell Road in recent years. Not only has the area, Clerkenwell, been home to the creative industry but it has developed to become a centre in the Design world.

ZHD has played its part, officially opening its showroom last Spring. This piece for 10×10 mimics this development by expressing a spatial explosion from, blurring lines between private and public. The source of the explosion occurs from the installation linked to many ZHD events and exhibitions over the past year. The extended lines express the unfolding of the building facade, inviting vistorscurity and inhabiting the public space beyond.

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