Hague Dance and Music Centre by Zaha Hadid
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague follows the classical lines of Zaha Hadid inspiration (sand dunes), the famed offices nests the project within unique urban dynamics of the site. View more computer renderings and architects description after the jump:
The design concept for the New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague is developed from the unique urban dynamics of the site, resulting in a structure with subtle volumetric gestures that invite the public from the ground-level plaza into the heart of the building. The seamless continuation of the public domain into the structure further reinforces the cohesive character of the building, which combines four major institutions into one single envelope: the Royal Conservatory, the Netherlands Dance Theatre, the Residential Orchestra and the centre’s Guest Programming. The building culminates in a gracious curving roofline that neatly nests itself within the city skyline.
In sharp contrast with basic rectangular geometry, the design features a fluid force field of horizontal louvers that seemingly moves when graced by light and shadow. This unique characteristic creates a playful language on the façade, articulating public circulation, the foyers and the sculpted inner atrium, while allowing visual connections outside to the square as well as exciting glimpses into the building.
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
PROJECT ASSOCIATE: Joris Pauwels
PROJECT LEADER: Paulo Flores
COMPETITION TEAM: Rafael Contreras, Yevgeniya Pozigun, Thomas Buseck, Oliver Malm, Hoda Nobakhti, Akif Cinar
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Bureau Bouwkunde (The Netherlands)
STRUCTURE: AKT (UK)
SERVICES: Max Fordham (UK)
THEATRE: Theatre Projects Consultants (UK)
FAÇADE: Newtecnic (UK)
ACOUSTICS: Peutz (UK)