Project Design: Daniel Bolojan, Bogdan Zaha, Robert Loffler
Studio Directors: Prof. Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Hannes Traupman, Jens Mehlan, Robert R. Neumayr, Mario Gasser, Christian Kronaus, Mascha Veech
The project’s main focus is to solve the articulations between a variety of spaces by transitions trough structural tectonic static morphing. We are trying by this, to exploit the advantages of a tensioned structure in producing optimized force flows in its geometry and permitting to achieve a great sense of dynamism.
The transformations are based on a series of transitions between tensile structures trough principles of decomposition and re-composition by the tensegrity concept, superimposition, and juxtapositions. The primary operations undertaken here in this project are based on surface-active deformations. This enabled us to reach a state of high dynamism in shape and composition. The articulation between multiple levels of tectonic superimposition is facilitated by this process. At the same time a better communication within the architectural overall language is obtained. This system is also offering a high degree of coherent tessellation, which in accordance with the architectural logic enhances the overall quality of the space, permitting a coherent reading of the space also by the use of perforation or pattern information inscribed within the surface.
The different tectonic properties are necessary to obtain a higher degree of atmospheric values and manifold semiotic information.