Zaha Hadid Architects, Mobile Art

Zaha Hadid Architects,


Pavilions, Sport & Wellness,

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Mobile Art pavilion hosts exhibitions organised by the Institute of the Arab World in Paris.

Zaha Hadid Architects, Mobile Art
The fluidity of Mobile Art, the pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, stands out in clear contrast to the nearby Institute of the Arab World, where the same geometric module is repeated regularly all along the façade.

The pavilion?s organic shape is inspired by spiral constructions found in nature, such as ammonites and shells of other kinds.
The built volume is generated by the twisting of a circular toroid, a geometric figure which made it possible to differentiate the exhibition space and create a 65 m2 patio in its centre. Illuminated by direct sunlight, the patio is where visitors interact with each other and with the exhibits.

The pavilion?s sensual, sculptural shape, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, was produced using CAD software and complex construction techniques.
The modular elements assembled to produce the pavilion are no more than 2.25 m wide, permitting easy transport.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Illustrations: Francois Lacour, courtesy of Institut du Monde Arabe



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