Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (7)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, recently held the ceremony for the ‘Jockey Club Innovation Tower’ by architect Zaha Hadid.

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Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (6)

The Innovation Tower is expected to be completed in 2013, and  is located at the northeastern place of the University campus.

Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (5)

Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (4)



More from Zaha Hadid:

“Our designs dissolved the classic typography of tower and podium to create a seamlessly fluid new structure – establishing a vision for future achievements and referencing the university’s rich tradition. Conceptually, the university’s many different programs provided a guiding principle – ‘collateral flexibility’ – governing the tower’s internal logic.

In 2007 we were appointed following a competition to design a new ‘Innovation Tower’ for Hong Kong Polytechnic University – a beacon structure symbolizing and driving the development of Hong Kong as a design hub in Asia; a fitting setting for the institution’s many different design education and design research programs.

We welcome the chance to re-examine the characteristics of, and demands placed upon, a ‘creative multidisciplinary environment’ – envisaging a solution that dissolved the classic typography of tower and podium to create a seamlessly fluid new structure. A tower that establishes a vision for future achievements and references the University’s rich tradition.”

Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (3)

Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (2)

Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid (1)

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