Inside The New York City Pop-Up Gallery By Zaha Hadid Architects ⇒ Architectural models and product designs by Zaha Hadid Architects are being exhibited at a temporary gallery in the firm’s 520 West 28th residential complex in Manhattan, New York City.
The Zaha Hadid Gallery is showcasing highlights from the studio’s portfolio in the ground floor and basement of the condominium building, which completed earlier this year besides the popular High Line park in Chelsea. Models and products designed by late architect Zaha Hadid and the team at her eponymous firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) are on display in the 2,000-square-foot (186-square-metre) space.
The scale models of buildings completed by the studio fill display cases and line the street-facing windows. A replica of 520 West 28th is positioned under a skylight, while another area hosts a series of six Silver Models – originally conceived by Hadid for the Silver Paintings exhibition at London’s Rove Gallery in 2005.
Surrounding the gallery are black-and-white images by Swiss-French architecture photographer Hélène Binet, exhibited in conjunction with the Ammann Gallery in Cologne.
Products by Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD), established by the architect in 2006, are interspersed between the architecture projects. These include a technicolour rug from the studio’s RE/Form collection, featuring patterns based on Hadid’s paintings. ZHD’s reinterpretation of a lounge chair by Danish modernist Hans J Wegner from in 1963, made of pale marble and carbon fibre, is also on show.
Iraqi-British architect Hadid founded her eponymous firm in London in 1980, and she led the studio on projects from homeware and jewellery to skyscrapers and cultural buildings until her sudden death in March 2016. “My product designs and architecture have always been connected,” Hadid said during her retrospective exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2006.
The Zaha Hadid Gallery, which has a permanent iteration in London, will remain open in New York until December 2018. Last week, Patrik Schumacher – who took over leadership of ZHA after Hadid’s death – launched a bid to become the sole executor of her £70 million estate.
Photography is by Kris Tamburello.
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