Check out Zaha Hadid’s Designs at Songshan Park

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Beijing Airport Terminal design

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of Zaha Hadid Architects until October 10 at the Mulit-Showcase Exhibition Hall.zaha hadid exhibition

The exhibition gives visitors a glimpse at the world-renowned architect’s career and the work of her architecture firm, including past and current projects as well as proposals for futuristic structures around the world.zaha hadid design

Visitors are welcomed into the hall with a large model of the new Beijing Airport terminal, which is slated to open in 2019 and has a budget of US$13 billion. The design for the terminal was unveiled in April 2015.

The exhibition includes models for the architecture firm’s best known designs, many of which are currently under construction around the world. There are also descriptions of the projects around the exhibition space.

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Zaha Hadid women’s shoes

One section of the exhibition showcases Zaha Hadid’s designs for non-architectural products such as shoes, home decor, and a car. Of course, all of the products utilize similar designs as the ones the architect has made a career of creating.

In 2015, Zaha Hadid Architects won the bid to design the Danjiang Bridge across the Tamsui River between Tamsui and Bali districts; construction of the bridge is expected to be completed in 2020. The 920-meter bridge will be the world’s longest¬†asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a single tower. The design and details of the construction are on display at the exhibition along with a proposal for a luxury condo complex for Xinyi District.

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Danjiang Bridge

Off to the right in a separate room is a video that focuses on the bridge as well as concepts behind the architecture firm’s work. At the back of the exhibition hall is a VR experience for visitors to wander around the famous structures.

The exhibition is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is NT$320 with discounts for students at NT$280 and seniors at NT$160.

The nearest MRT is City Hall on the Blue Line; take exit 1 and turn right out of the station to head toward the park. (map)

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