Studio Zaha Hadid 2000-2015. University of Applied Arts
Under the leadership of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher the studio developed a distinct
contribution to the emerging style of Parametricism. All elements of architecture become fluid, ready to engage with each
other and with divers contexts leading to an overall intensifica- tion of relations. This style is architecture’s response
to 21st Century network society.
The radicality and consistency with which this style is being pursued across
all scales and programmes results in an impressive body of work. Academic design research can go deeper and farther than professional
work in probing the consequences of a radical design hypothesis. Within academia architects can be more experimental. They
can afford to be more principled and more self-critical, avoiding pragmatic com- promises. The creative work of the Zaha Hadid
Vienna studio testifies to this.
Accompanied by essays: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Wolf Prix, Greg Lynn,
Klaus Bollinger, Hani Rashid, Aaron Betsky, Joseph Giovannini, Brett Steele, Ali Rahim, Jesse Reiser, Hannes Traupmann, Mascha
Veech and many others.
Eds. Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher