The Experimental Architecture Biennial is the only event in the Czech Republic focusing on experimental architecture. Organised by Jaroslav Fragner Gallery and the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, the Biennial is held in the months of September and October and includes exhibitions, workshops, screenings and meetings about architecture. Key events this year include an exhibition about Zaha Hadid Architects at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery and a final symposium with the participation of world-renowned architects such as Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben van Berkel (UNStudio) and Wolf D. Prix (Coop Himmelb(l)au).
Zaha Hadid Architects: Unbuilt is an exhibition about unbuilt projects representing Zaha Hadid Architects’ innovative research work. The works are presented in an exhibition curated for the Biennial by the studio itself, organised on the basis of type or form: towers, mega-foyers, stadiums, shells, masterplans, etc. Images, models, virtual reality and videos present the studio’s modus operandi, advanced parametric design systems and innovative research. Separately from the main exhibition, Jaroslav Fragner Gallery also hosts an exhibition about a recent project by Zaha Hadid Architects for Prague. It is Masaryk Station Investment complex, a modernisation project for Masaryk railway station involving construction of offices, shops and homes in nearby areas that have been abandoned for decades. Divided into a number of separate phases, the project will give the city a renewed central district, due to be completed in 2022.
Title: Zaha Hadid Architects: Unbuilt
Dates: 8 September - 27 October 2017
Location: Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Prague – Czech Republic
Photos: © Jiri Straka