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Bmw Plant, Central Building

Zaha Hadid Architects

Europa | Lipsia

In October 2004, BMW moved into the Central Building at its new Leipzig premises. The building’s design is a radical new interpretation of open office landscape, delivering an engaging message of connectivity and transparency combined with functionality. The call for tenders specified the aim of translating industrial architecture into an aesthetic concept that would equally comply with representational and functional requirements. Accordingly, the central building acts as a “mediator” between the production halls and public space. Its architecture adapts and moulds itself to the site, orienting the various directions of access, synthesising a complex series of concerns into a seamless, integrated whole. This is made possible by the curvilinear morphology that incorporates a multitude of forms and directions without fragmentation.
The project is contained in a narrow stretch of...

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