Guangzhou Opera House: After Zaha

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ARCHITECTURAL STORM: TO BUILD OR NOT TO BUILD? *this blog contains an affiliate link. When the infamous row over her Cardiff Bay Opera House project was raging, I’d never heard of Zaha Hadid. Admittedly I wasn’t too enthralled with her design either. It was 1995 and Hadid’s prize winning work was poorly received and eventually shelved. It seemed insular of Wales to choose one of its own architects (Jonathan Adams) yet in this case the right one. Hadid was not yet designing what would become her architectural trademark, or so…read more