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Virtual tour 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 the studio’s innovative tower designs created in different parts of the world, presented and told through technical drawings, models, videos and virtual reality experiences. Moving around the gallery is simple and intuitive and the visit can take place in different ways: through a panoramic introductory video, in 3D mode, 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 near specific objects, indicated by icons, it is possible to view the additional multimedia content available.
The exhibition is part of the “ The essence of design” program created by Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee), in collaboration with 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 ways of using multimedia. In particular the “Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism“The virtual exhibition was created specifically for the Institutes and highlights three particular aspects of the architecture firm’s work: the research of the ZHA CODE division, the studio’s internal research group in calculation and 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, like the Hotel Morpheus at the 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 heights of the metropolis, but considered the breakthrough project which earned the architect Zaha Hadid International fame.

(Agnes Bifulco)

The online exhibition “Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism”

Images courtesy of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

“Zaha Hadid Architects: Vertical Urbanism” exhibition
Hong Kong Institute of Design (HKDI)
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, China
Exhibition period: From now until April 3, 2022
Facebook and Instagram: @hkdi.gallery

group project
Organizer: HKDI and IVE Lee Wai Lee
Co-organizer: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project management and engagement in education:
Exhibition Team, Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)

Exhibition curator: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Director of Zaha Hadid Architects: Patrik Schumacher
Exhibition design and graphics: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

General conception and curatorship of the ZHA exhibition: Melodie 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: 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 Association Interior Design (HKIDA), Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD), RIBA Hong Kong, PMQ
Media partners: Designboom