Virtual visit of the Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism exhibition at the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong

Just click on the link at the end of the article to find yourself at the entrance of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong and, until April 3, 2022, visit the free online exhibition entitled Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism. An immersive journey through some of the Zaha Hadid Architects studio’s innovative tower designs created in different parts of the world, presented and narrated through technical drawings, models, videos and virtual reality experiences. Moving around the gallery is simple and intuitive and the visit can develop in different ways: through an introductory panoramic video, in 3D mode, by viewing the floor plan or the axonometric view of the exhibition spaces. You can switch from one mode to another at any time and when you are close to specific objects, indicated by icons, it is possible to view the additional multimedia content available.
The exhibition is part of the “ Essence of Design” program created by the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee), in collaboration with the HKDI Gallery. Digital exhibitions on contemporary design that allow a wider audience to discover, in detail, architectural projects and models, as well as to experiment with new using multimedia. In particular the “Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism” virtual exhibition was created specifically for the Institutes and highlights three particular aspects of the architectural firm’s work: the research of the ZHA CODE division, the studio’s internal research group in Computation & Design; the projects designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in different cities around the world that go beyond the existing paradigm of tower design and become “vertical urban architecture”; and finally, the main projects carried out by the studio in Hong Kong, both built and not built, such as the Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams built in Macao and inaugurated in 2018, The Henderson Tower currently under construction in Hong Kong and, also in Hong Kong, The Peak Club (1982-1983), the design of a club never built on the hills of the metropolis, but considered the breakthrough project that earned architect Zaha Hadid international fame.

(Agnese Bifulco)

The online exhibition of “Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism”

Images courtesy of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

“Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism” exhibition
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China
Exhibition Period: From now until April 3, 2022
FB & IG: @hkdi.gallery

Project Team
Organiser: HKDI and IVE Lee Wai Lee
Co-Organiser: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Management and Education Engagement:
Exhibition Team, Hong Kong Design Institute & Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)

Exhibition Curation: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects: Patrik Schumacher
Exhibition Design and Graphics: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

ZHA Overall Exhibition Design and Curation: Melody Leung, Manon Janssens, Ceren Tekin, Nastasja Mitrovic, Nica Sabet, Alex Turner, Elena Castaldi
ZHA Local Coordination: Simon Yu, Sara Klomps, Bianca Cheung, Marisa Carvajal, Kelvin Ma, Steven Chung, Ivan Suen
ZHA Multimedia: Henry Virgin
ZHA CODE: Shajay Bhooshan, Henry David Louth
ZHVR: Helmut Kinzler, Aleksandra Mnich-Spraiter
ZH AI (Analytics + Insight): Philipp Siedler, Uli Blum
ZH SOCIAL: Tyson Hosmer, Ziming He, Baris Erdincer
Translation: Creatus, ZHA: Gigi Ho with Tim Yeung, Hazel Wu, Steven Chung, Ivan Suen, Jinqi Huang
Production and Assembly: Hattrick Creative Limited
Supporting Organizations: The British Consulate-General, British Council, InvestHK, Hong Kong Design Center (HKDC), Design Council Hong Kong (DCHK), Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), Hong Kong Federation of Design and Creative Industries (FHKDCI), Center for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT), AIA Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Center (HKAC), Hong Kong Furniture Association (HKFA), HKGBC: Hong Kong Green Building Council, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA), Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD), RIBA Hong Kong, PMQ
Media Partners: Designboom

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