Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Zaha Hadid toys with nomadic architecture

"Mobile buildings and museums could adorn the cities of the future,
renowned architect Zaha Hadid said during
the launch of her latest project in Hong Kong -- a nomadic,
UFO-shaped art pavilion.

The curved, fluid creation by Hadid was assembled in Hong Kong
on the first leg of a two-year global promotional tour
for contemporary art inspired by luxury goods brand Chanel.

"I really believe in the idea of the future,"
said Iraqi-born Hadid, known for her futuristic designs.

"The idea of temporary or mobile pieces
could be a way of regenerating the city in an interesting way through architecture,"
she told reporters in Hong Kong."

Reuters | Video

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