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Zaha Hadid at the Science Museum – London

The Winton Gallery is a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, designed by Zaha Hadid. The gallery was designed to show how mathematics informs our lives, from travel through to Architecture.

Architecture and Design

Zaha Hadid Architects were commissioned to design this exhibition and it was the first project to open following Zaha Hadid’s untimely death last year. Dame Zaha left her mark on the world which will continue to be embodied through the Architecture firm she left to her partners. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and her service to Architecture was unparalleled. This gallery was used to bring together a number of artefacts surrounding mathematics and how it plays a central role in our lives so Zaha Hadid Architects were the perfect choice for this project. Her design ethos is based around geometry and creating beautiful fluid forms. They seem to be random in nature but are extremely logical, and carefully constructed. The curved forms shown in the exhibition represent how air flows around the aircraft and were created using tensile structure.

Zaha Hadid Mathematics Exhibition Science Museum

Visiting the Zaha Hadid Exhibition at the Science Museum

This exhibition is great to visit for adults and children and can be seen on level 2 of the Science Museum. The Science Museum is free to enter and is in a great location too as it is on Exhibition Road in South Kensington. It is surrounded by other free Museums including the Natural History Museum and V&A. There are signs directly from the South Kensington tube station which is on the Circle and District lines.

Zaha Hadid Mathematics Exhibition Science Museum

Quick Facts about the Mathematics Exhibition at the Science Museum:

– It is the only permanent exhibition by Zaha Hadid Architects in the world.

– It was the first project opened after Zaha Hadid’s untimely death in March 2016.

Sources:

https://beta.sciencemuseum.org.uk/mathematics/

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