The Vitra fire station is Hadid’s showcased work that delves into the deconstructivist theoretical language that she developed through her paintings as a conceptual mediator of finding spatial relationships and form. The Vitra fire station is a synthesis of philosophy and architecture that bridges the Vitra design campus to its surrounding context.
The fire station is a composition of concrete planes that bend, tilt, and break according to the conceptual dynamic forces that are connecting landscape and architecture. The building is thought to be frozen in motion, heightening the dynamism of the forces used to create the formal aesthetic that is suspended in a state of tension creating a sense of instability.
Continuity between present and past in the main theme of the project: the competition annuncement clearly stated that the museum had to be settled in the recently discovered archeological site. The city of Cologne (Germany) needed a museum that could be both a box for a permanent attractions, the remnants, but also an adaptable space for temporary exhibitions. Learn more about history and project: The PRE-EXISTING | Building within history Project by Atelier Peter Zumthor Photos by Jose Fernando Vazquez, Jörn Schiemann, Marina López Salas, Yuri Palmin GRAPHICS BY ARCHISCAPES
Beethoven Festspielhaus shortlist of three: David Chipperfield Architects, Kadawittfeldararchitektur and Valentiny hyp architects.
A monolithic architectural landmark hides a surprising mystical and sculptural interior, where light, matter and form create a unique architectural experience