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Zaha Hadid's first building in Hong Kong

Zaha Hadid's first building in Hong Kong

An almighty debut in the city

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Talented architect Zaha Hadid has finalised construction of the Hong Kong polytechnic university's 'Jockey Club Innovation Tower', a 15-storey structure providing 15,000 square meters of floor area and accommodating up to 1,800 students and staff per day. 

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The project, Hadid's first permanent building in Hong Kong, reinterprets the orthodox typology of a multi-story building, establishing a series of fluid and connected volumes in constant dialogue with each another. The structure houses the university's school of design, comprising a large lecture hall, ten classrooms and various studios and workshops. Additionally, the scheme offers public spaces including a design museum, permanent and temporary exhibition galleries and a communal viewing lounge, with a grand opening in March 2014.

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After that, Hadid will debut her first project in New York - 37 apartments in Chelsea. Prior to that, the she also introduced a new building to London - The Serpentine Sackler Gallery housing block, which began its work in September this year. When does she sleep?

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