June 2016



To celebrate Zaha Hadid’s phenomenal career that spanned over four decades, the Fondazione Berengo will hold a retrospective exhibition of her work at the 16th century Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.

The exhibition, which coincides with this year’s Venice Architectural Biennale, will showcase seminal paintings, drawings and models from Hadid’s career. This display of 250 exhibits will represent the ingenuity of her architectural projects which will be presented in a variety of media including film and photography.

 “Through Hadid’s designs – built, under-construction, in development and unrealised – the exhibition displays the pioneering research and investigation that instigates and defines Zaha Hadid Architects’ work.”

Having worked with Zaha Hadid Architects on many previous projects, we were extremely honoured when asked to produce a model of the project 600-610 Collins Street, in Melbourne Australia for the forthcoming exhibition.

“The developments that computing has brought to architecture are incredible, enabling an intensification of relationships and greater precision – both internally within the buildings as well as externally with their context. It took me twenty years to convince people to do everything in 3D, with an army of people trying to draw the most difficult perspectives, and now everyone works in 3D on the computer – but they think a plan is a horizontal section, but it’s not. The plan really needs organization via a diagram,” Zaha Hadid has explained.

A large selection of Zaha Hadid Architects work in progress will be exhibited, including projects to be completed in the coming year.

Adriano Berengo, president of Fondazione Berengo said, “Visitors to the exhibition will have a greater understanding of Zaha Hadid’s pioneering vision that redefined architecture and design for the 21st century and captured imaginations across the globe. Although I work in the art world and Dame Zaha Hadid’s excellence was architecture, her work is also imbued with art, that patina that makes everything eternal, including the creator herself.”

Zaha Hadid exhibition at the Palazzo Franchetti

Campo Santo Stefano, Venice, Italy

27 May – 27 November 2016

Press Preview: 10am-4pm Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Vernissage/Private Preview: 10am-3pm Thursday, 26 May 2016 Public

Opening Times: 10am-6pm everyday (entry 10 Euros, group / reduced rates available)

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