Zaha Hadid designs Arum for Venice Biennale

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed an installation for the Venice Architecture Biennale, on this year’s ‘Common Ground’ theme.

The Arum is an installation made from pleated metal funnel with a structure derived from the firm’s research into combining lightweight shells and tensile structures.

The piece will be surrounded by a documentation of the office’s research and work on similar themes by other important architects such as German architect Frei Otto, Felix Candela and Heinz Isler.

Documentation will also include the work of Phillipe Block, a young contemporary researcher of stone compression shells.

Zaha Hadid Architects expanded its influence of Otto’s work to include environmental and structural logistics, moving from material to computational simulations.

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