In Memory of Zaha Hadid: Zagreb Airport as Imagined by Iconic Architect

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Zaha Hadid Architects

It’s been little over a year since the icon of contemporary architecture Zaha Hadid passed away.

Today, 31 May, Google is paying hommage to the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize: the prestigious award went to Hadid back in 2004.

When the public contest for the project of the new airport terminal in Zagreb was announced, Zaha Hadid Architects were one of the studios to submit their designs. The project went to Neidhardt Architects from Zagreb, but Hadid’s design for the project is worth a reminder. To honour the great architect, we present you with images of her fantastic unrealised concept for the Franjo Tuđman airport.



According to Arch2o, “Zaha Hadid Architects’s vision for the new terminal is a distinctive, environmentally advanced building, organized through a series of flow lines, and set in a tapestry-like configuration where landscaped spaces and strategies for future expansion are designed in a single gesture.“




“The series of flow lines that are organized on the site place a emphasis on longitudinal subdivisions. In addition the fluid grid principle produced an overall site design which blurs the distinction between building and landscape, intensifying the relationship between interior and exterior.”





Images: courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects



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