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AR New into Old Commended: Rearing its woozy head above Antwerp’s sober Port House, the multifaceted extension by ZHA makes a clean break with the past
Zaha Hadid’s long awaited first major building is a characteristically confrontational project that transforms a prosaic brief for a fire station into a breathtaking explosion of space and geometry, writes John Winter //
Confounding context, scale and materiality, the Heydar Aliyev Centre adds to a growing repertoire of prodigious object buildings in the ambitious, oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan
Architects are ridiculed if they take a moral position, and attacked if they don’t. What, then, in the 21st century, is ‘the duty of the architect’?
Vantage points of the museum open up to reveal the zinc clad five-peak roof profile of Zaha Hadid’s first cultural building in the UK. Photography by Hufton + Crow
On Saturday 1 October, Zaha Hadid Architects picked up Britain’s most prestigious architectural award for the second year running. The AR covered the building when it opened last year, praising its layered and lovable interiors. Photography by Luke Hayes