I usualy wouldn’t do this but… Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition to design the new Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, overtaking the boys – Daniel Libeskind and Massimiliano Fuksas, somewhere along the line, where the Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, both agreed that her design was the best damn thing to happen to the city. The building will be the new international art centre and will house works of art from collections of the NYC Salomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the St. Petersburg based State Hermitage Museum. I just… I don’t know. I’m so bored.
The comments/opinions at Dezeen are various. Here’s one of them by a guy named James:
”Having met the maestra (<– and developed a crush on her) at a recent competition for another museum I had the opportunity to hear her presentation and how she described her team’s design process. Their inspiration is from nature. (Of course it is…)
Look at her building. (Aha, I look) Its location on the site (Aha…), the landscaping (Mhm…), the shape of the building belongs at that location (Oh,…). It is a building shaped by the erosive waters of a flowing river. (Oh sweet God, of course, the >>_river_<<! Oh I can’t hold the tears of joy anymore.) The other competitors’ buildings don’t fit the site as well. (Boy cooties.)
So all of you detractors, go crawl back into your holes where you came from and shut up!”
If you’ll excuse me now, I’ll crawl back into the hole where I came from.