Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid | ITSLIQUID

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

more. www.zaha-hadid.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Projectkin

Design | April 5, 2020

PROJECTKIN creates iconic travel products with a purpose by using our philosophy of Nordic design to address the urgent need to reduce the environmental impact of travelling. We are a group of founders that experienced a disconnect between design/quality and sustainability. We felt the need for creating a better alternative for the mindful traveller Read more


Featured Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture | April 1, 2020

Working with clients that have global reputations for excellence, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe. Form and space are woven within the structure of buildings that evolve from their surroundings and tie disparate programmes together. Enticingly contextual, each project combines an unwavering optimism for the future with concepts of connectivity and integration. Receiving the highest honours from civic, professional and academic institutions worldwide, ZHA is one of the world's most consistently inventive architectural studios - and has been for four decades. Read more


The Toronto Tree Tower By…

Architecture | March 26, 2020

'We have enough steel, concrete and glass-towers in our cities. But if you walk through the city and suddenly see a tower made of wood and plants, it will create an interesting contrast. Read more


TANZHAUS ZÜRICH BY BAROZZI VEIGA

Architecture | March 14, 2020

In 2012, the previous-existing municipal building at Wasserwerkstrasse 127a in Zürich- Wipkingen, accommodating the Tanzhaus and the Swiss Textile School, was destroyed by a fire. In 2014 Barozzi Veiga won the international competition carried out by the Amt für Hochbauten Zürich, for the construction of a new Tanzhaus and the transformation of the entire bank of the river Limmat. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!