Zaha Hadid Pierres Vives

Author(s): Zaha Hadid Architects


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.


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Zaha Hadid Architects is the firm of Zaha Hadid, one of the world's most renowned architects and the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9780847840137
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Skira Rizzoli
  • : April 2013
  • : 279mm X 279mm
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 120
  • : Hardback
  • : Zaha Hadid Architects