An exhibition of the current work of the internationally acclaimed architect and designer Zaha Hadid will run at the Art and Architecture Gallery of the Yale School of Architecture, 180 York Street. The London-based, Iraqi-born architect has achieved renown for her experimental designs and use of unusual geometric shapes to integrate her constructions with their urban environment. Her bold and innovative style is exemplified by the Vitra Fire Station and Land Formation One in Germany and the Mind Zone of the Millennium Dome in London.
Titled Zaha Hadid Laboratory, the exhibition highlights Hadid's most recent projects in Europe, North America and Asia. It will include an array of drawings, colorful field paintings, models and three-dimensional computer images and animations.
Among her many works to have won international design competitions are The Peak, Hong Kong (1983); Cardiff Bay Opera House, Wales (1994); and the Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, now under construction.
Hadid will give a gallery talk about her current work on April 4, at 6.30 p.m. in Hastings Hall of the Art and Architecture building. Exhibition and the talk are free and open to public.
This term Hadid is teaching a master studio class at the School of Architecture as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor, a post she held two years earlier. Students in her current class have been working on designs for a vast office building complex at the World Trade Center site.