Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid
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Roca London Gallery

Zaha Hadid Architects

Londen, Station Court – Townmead Road

2011

Roca London

As you know by now, I am a big fan of Zaha Hadid. Everywhere we go, I try to find out if there are works by her to visit. At the beginning of January a trip to London was scheduled. Why? Because there was an exhibition of Zaha Hadid in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and because the pound was low, we decided to go to London again. In addition to the extension of the Serpentine Sackler, Hadid has also tackled the Roca showroom. Roca is a Spanish company of sanitary elements.

Zaha Hadid

The Roca London Gallery was the third project in London for Zaha Hadid who also lives and works in London. The 1100 m² space on the ground floor of a (fairly banal) apartment building has water as its theme.

Zaha Hadid says about this project:

The water acts as a transformer moving, without interruption, through the façade, carving the interior and flowing through the main gallery as drops of water.

Flowing Lines

The flowing lines can be found in the façade, among other things, and the water droplets hang from the ceiling like lamps. The drops also connect the different parts of the room. The concrete panels that form the walls for the showroom are made with glass fiber reinforcement. The floor is also special. This is made with the ceramics that Roca uses and each tile is individually designed. Each tile is unique.

Roca London

 

Zaha Hadid Architects

Londen, Station Court – Townmead Road

2011

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