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ROCA London Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 October, 2011
ROCA London Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects
ROCA London Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects, Courtesy of  roca
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Station Court Imperial Wharf, London, England
  • Project Team

    Zaha Hadid (Design), Patrik Schumacher (Design), Woody Yao (Project Directors), Maha Kutay (Project Directors), Margarita Yordanova Valova (Project Architect); Design Development: Gerhild Orthacker, Hannes Schafelner, Jimena Araiza, Mireia, Sala Font, Erhan Patat, Yuxi Fu, Michal Treder, Torsten Broeder; Concept Design: Dylan Baker-Rice, Melissa Woolford, Matthew Donkersley, Maria Araya
  • Structural And Facade Engineering

    Buro Happold
  • Mep And Acoustics Consultant

    Max Fordham Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting Design

    ISOMETRIX Lighting + Design
  • Client

    ROCA
  • Av Consultant

    Sono
  • Cost Manager

    Betlinski
  • Construction

    Empty, S.L.
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of roca

From the architect. The most recent Roca Gallery to open is in London. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Roca London Gallery is located in Chelsea Harbour and is 1,100 m2 in size. The leading role is played by the water that, in the words of Zaha Hadid, “acts as a transformer moving, without interruption, through the façade, carving the interior and flowing through the main gallery as drops of water”.

plan
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The façade has a series of openings that seek to show the effect of water erosion and a white interior filled with drops of light acting as the backbone of the Roca London Gallery. These drops of water connect the different areas of the space which are part of the Roca London Gallery itself; namely an exhibition of Roca’s most innovative products, the meeting room and the multimedia space, amongst others. Additionally, the interior features the latest technologies which combine with modern audiovisual, sound and lighting equipment to transport the visitor to a truly cutting edge space.

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Courtesy of roca

Zaha Hadid and her team have created a design that is not just purely visual, it also uses the art of precision and control to help the visitor understand the relationship between the architecture of the space and the design of Roca bathroom products.

Miguel Angel Munar, Senior Managing Director, Roca Bathroom Products Division commented:

“For Roca it is essential to have a presence in a city like London which is a benchmark for design and innovation on a global level. London is also of strategic importance to our future business development since it allows us to be close to our top international distributors and clients. At the Roca London Gallery, Zaha Hadid has perfectly interpreted all our brand values as well as our company philosophy in a singularly exciting and tangible way.”

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“Our work imbues architecture with the intricacy and beauty of natural forms. Using a formal language derived from the movement of water, the Roca London Gallery has been eroded and polished by fluidity; generating a sequence of dynamic spaces carved from this fascinating interplay between architecture and nature.”

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Courtesy of roca

Roca‟s commitment to design and innovation is clearly visible in the exterior of the building with its distinctive and unique façade which gives the Roca London Gallery its identity. Three almost organic portals which appear to have been shaped by water erosion open up this space to the city. The movement of water is the overriding theme in the Roca London Gallery – flowing and merging exterior and interior spaces. The interior is sculptured white concrete and its state of the art lighting connects each of the different areas whilst serving as a central axis around which the Roca London Gallery revolves. The interior is fabulous, functional and flexible, featuring cutting-edge, modern, audiovisual, sound and lighting equipment. This technology provides interaction with the brand and the opportunity to discover the company‟s history, its landmark achievements and the values on which all of Roca‟s work is based: the commitment to sustainability and particularly to innovation, design, wellness and saving water.

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Courtesy of roca

The Roca London Gallery is intended to be much more than just a display space. Available to an extensive audience that will include everyone from design-savvy architects to design-hungry students, it will become a London hub hosting a wide range of activities such as exhibitions produced in-house or externally, meetings, presentations, seminars and debates, the criteria being a celebration of design in keeping with the Roca brand and company values.

Text provided by ROCA.

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38 Comments

Barry · May 20, 2014

It's beautiful. I fear for architecture's future when I read the comments about Zaha's work. Do we really want architecture to be all about cardboard shacks?

meysam · May 12, 2012

exciting but boring .not adapet to humanity

mohammad amin moazzen · May 12, 2012

it has A Zaha signature

NIce

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adam crain · October 30, 2011

Going to check out Zaha&#39s ROCA showroom tomorrow: http://t.co/hLd6KcnD

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Jero Perez · October 27, 2011

Que buena tienda le ha montado Zaha Hadid en Londres a Roca (no el de Marbella) http://t.co/NdCTbfjO

SevillaSevillaSevill · October 27, 2011

Que buena tienda le ha montado Zaha Hadid en Londres a Roca (no el de Marbella) http://t.co/NdCTbfjO

mifachada · October 27, 2011

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flytoget · October 26, 2011

It´s like being inside of a giant MRI scanner.

Boris · October 26, 2011

It is a beautiful design. But is it suitable for warm-blooded humans? Let's revisit the subject in 10 years, may be even five.

Âme Câline · October 26, 2011

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up_today_arch · October 26, 2011

nothing to say... glamorous, impressive, complicated... but would you like to repeat this?

Travin Alexander · October 26, 2011

18 persons and one Zaha can replace one sacred architect of the past it appears!
I will not be surprised if it to charge to finish its one incomplete creation

Santi Maggio Savasta · October 26, 2011

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kfames · October 26, 2011

Wow...The future is just like every future based 80's movie ever predicted it....kinda sad actually. I guess I was hoping for something more novel, but maybe I just can't see it.

Pedro D. Munoz Jr. · October 26, 2011

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rueprtkensington · October 26, 2011

"Available to an extensive audience that will include everyone from design-savvy architects to design-hungry students,"

ummmmm that's not really an 'extensive audience'... sounds more like a circlejerk to me... Hadid's bourgeois arrogance is disgusting. Just try to watch an interview with her where she isn't talking to the interviewer like a 5 year old child.

watabetakahiro · October 26, 2011

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fred · October 26, 2011

What beyond
1. sensational impact;
2. spectacle and;
3. theatric scene;
does this gigantically biomorphic "design", in fact, contribute to the contemporary built arts? This stuff is ubiquitous in medical imaging.

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