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Hadid explains tricks of the trade

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November 17 2009

Hadid explains tricks of the trade
Zaha Hadid architects have revealed the secret to realising their unorthodox approaches to structure and facades, most recently evidenced at Glasgow’s Transport Museum.

Using a 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) system the practice can explore a range of solutions for the “primary gesture." In the words of Hadid architect Cristiano Ceccato this allows the practice to produce: “elegant structures on a grand scale in the knowledge that what we design can be constructed.”

Hadid’s work is known for its experimentation with spatial quality, at the Transport Museum for instance a vast billowing roof has been designed to stand unsupported by columns, maximising clear open plan floorplates for the display of exhibits.

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