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Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid

Architecture | June 8, 2015 |

Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid

From a client brief that originally called for 12 homogenous residential towers, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has proposed an alternative community-orientated design comprised of a low-rise, yet high-density residential building of 981 apartments with accommodation around three sides of the rectangular site.

Esfera City Center by Zaha HadidImage courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Each side of the building has been shaped to optimize its environmental orientation, creating a sequence of interconnected internal and external courtyards, gardens and public spaces for both residents and neighbours. By gradually fragmenting the overall volume of the design, its relationship with its context is customised to become solid in some areas and permeable in others.

Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid

This transition from solid to porous reflects the extreme contrasts which characterise the surrounding urban fabric: from the noisy commercial side with its eight-lane motorway; to the quiet, low-density suburban developments that spread to the base of the mountains in the distance. Adapting to these varied adjacencies gives the project many different degrees of integrated public and private open spaces.

Esfera City Center by Zaha HadidImage courtesy of Zaha Hadid

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