Zaha Hadid’s Hong Kong Innovation Tower
- Building Design Expert
- 4 years ago
Zaha Hadid Architects has released a movie documenting the spaces of the firm’s recently completed Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) in Hong Kong.
Located at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the JCIT opened earlier this year and was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to provide a home to the 1,800 students and staff that make up the university’s design school.
The building consolidates all the school’s activities into a single building, accommodating design studios, laboratories, workshops, lecture and seminar spaces, classrooms and exhibition areas over a total of 15 storeys.
The design concept was to “dissolve the typical typology of the tower/podium into a more fluid composition”. Curved surfaces smoothly transition between walls, ceilings and floors, while courtyards and lobbies are dotted throughout the building.