March 9th to March 12th 2016
Zaha Hadid at Design Shanghai 2016
Booth Eg-35 Shanghai Exhibition Centre No. 1000 Yan'an Mid Road Jing'an District, Shanghai


Zaha Hadid is internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and pioneering projects builds on over thirty years of exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. The pieces featured are a perfect example of this.

The practice’s constant experimentation and research into materials and manufacturing techniques are evident in the pieces showcased in Design Shanghai 2016. These collaborations are experimental, quicker to execute than the architecture projects and inspire creativity – an opportunity to express ideas in a different scale and through different medium. There is a strong reciprocal relationship whereby more the avant-garde designs encourage the development of new digital technologies and fabrication techniques – and those new developments in turn inspire Zaha Hadid Architects to push the design envelope ever further.

Hadid’s work in design presents the 21st Century’s evolution towards the organic, as well as an exploration of scale, innovation, and materiality: from the wonderfully tactile natural forms in wood and stone, to the high-gloss industrial of innovative manufacturing and fabrication technologies.