Guggenheim Hermitage Museum | Zaha Hadid

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.

Presentations: Zaha | Libeskind | Fuksas

Slideshow: click

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.


(via: Dezeen)


6 Responses to “Guggenheim Hermitage Museum | Zaha Hadid”

  1. 1 architect.zia October 30, 2008 at 10:13 am

    i love your design

  2. 2 architect.zia October 30, 2008 at 10:14 am

    your planes and splines planes i had worked .your design is excellent may god blessyou

  3. 4 Syndrome March 18, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I would love to see Zaha Hadid designs in South Africa. She’s got a taste and sense of style.

  4. 5 Hanna June 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Com’on! You´ve gotta be kidding!…this doesn’t belong to this planet…This is like an alien ship landing there. What happened to the beautiful architecture this foundation used to support??!!

  1. 1 Vilnius - New | Vector One Trackback on April 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

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