Zaha Hadid – World architecture

Photo by: Steve Double

Exhibition period

June 29 - September 29, 2013



Supported by

Realdania and Kvadrat

Curated by

The exhibition, Zaha Hadid – World Architecture, has been developed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Center and

This exhibition at The Danish Architecture Center featured the work of the internationally acclaimed star architect Zaha Hadid in her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

The Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is one of the most admired and discussed architects in the world. She also happens to be the only woman in the “premier league” of architecture, and the first female architect to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize – “the Nobel Prize of architecture”.

For the past 30 years, Zaha Hadid has challenged the boundaries of architecture with her sensual, expressive architectural language which has become an icon for our vision of the global architecture of tomorrow. Examples of her work include: the MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2010), Guangzhou Opera House (2010), the BMW Central Building in Leipzig (2005), London Aquatic Center (2012) and, in Denmark, the extension to the museum Ordrupgaard (2005), situated north of Copenhagen.

For this major exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center, Zaha Hadid Architects created an extraordinary exhibition experience. The audience entered a world of towers, floating shells, selected projects and designer objects. Everything was presented in a borderless scenic universe, showing how Zaha Hadid’s spectacular buildings and designs arise out of a progressive digital and geometric universe.

Interactive installation

At the exhibition the visitors experienced an interactive installation that changed in form and expression by the visitor’s movements in space. Here you can see a video of the installation from the exhibition.

In 2005, Zaha Hadid created the extension to the museum Ordrupgaard, situated north of Copenhagen. This is her only building in Scandinavia. By decoding and interpreting the museum’s setting, the unique expression of the extension of the museum adds an extra dimension to Ordrupgaard’s original, neo-classical building.

The exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center was Zaha Hadid’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia and thus it was the first time that a Danish audience were invited into her universe.

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