A monographic look at Pierres Vives, Zaha Hadid's latest major work, and its innovative approach to spatial design and urban planning.
This book documents the ten-year creation of Pierres Vives, an imposing new public building by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
The 28,500-square-meter stone and concrete sculptural structure brings Hadid's signature boundary-pushing spatial concepts to urban planning on a grand scale.
Conceptualized as a "tree of knowledge" by Zaha Hadid as early as 2002, the structure combines three government functions--archives, a library, and a sports center--into one building to fill the needs of a growing population in Montpellier, France.
This book is the definitive source of images for the built structure and the construction process, and explores the architect's design choices, allowing a deep understanding of the work and thought behind the structure.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 120 pages, 100 Colour and Black and White Photos
- Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
- Publication Date: 18/02/2013
- Category: Individual architects & architectural firms
- ISBN: 9780847840137