Zaha Hadid Architects releases new images of Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

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Zaha Hadid Architects Hong Kong's Jockey Club Innovation Tower ©Photography by Iwan Baan

Zaha Hadid Architects Hong Kong’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower
©Photography by Iwan Baan

(Relaxnews) - Zaha Hadid Architects has released a film and series of photographs exploring the group’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT), which opened in Hong Kong earlier this year.

Part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, the 15-storey curved tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff and comprises design studios, labs, workshops and exhibition areas.

In typical Hadid style, the building design breaks down the standard tower/podium structure into a more fluid composition.

The photographs by renowned photographer Iwan Baan showcase the interior glazing and the voids that lend transparency to the structure.

Circulation routes and communal spaces have also been arranged to encourage interaction between the different buildings on campus.

Interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces that complement the large exhibition forums, studios, theater and recreational facilities.

According to the ‘starchitect’ firm: “The JCIT creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of university life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future.”

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is one of the world’s most famous architects. The Pritzker Prize winner’s recent projects include the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul and the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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