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.
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.