Zaha Hadid, Roca London Gallery (2011), Chelsea Harbour, UK

What a Zaha Hadid bathroom looks like

This year's Stirling Prize winner creates cave-like structure for Spanish company Roca


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Fresh from her RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 win in September with the Evelyn Grace Academy Zaha Hadid has just completed work on an exhibition, meeting, seminar and showroom space for Spanish bathroom design company ROCA. We don't normally bring you commercial spaces but the concept behind this one is interesting. 

The space takes its inspiration from the power of water which as Hadid says "acts as a transformer, moving without interruption though the facade, carving the interior and flowing through the main gallery as droplets". Bulbous light fittings and curved walls give the space the impression of a water filled cave. The idea is that the flow of the buidling sweeps the visitor along from the open entrance way into a number of smaller, semi-enlcosed spaces. Visible seams bring to mind boulders pushed together by the power of the water. "Ripples" of water also extend onto the outside of the structure, emulating the surrounding area of London's Chelsea Harbour.

Click through the gallery to see what you think.


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Roco London Gallery/Zaha Hadid