Zaha Hadid’s design for the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati is her response to the city’s streams of traffic and passers-by, conveying a feeling of dense urban and cultural life. Hadid derives her architectural concept from this urban density. The street level rises vertically as an “urban carpet”, the volumes become soaring, interconnected exhibition spaces, accessed via striking stepped ramps. This publication presents the spectacular building in photographs by Hélène Binet and Paul Warchol and essays by Charles Desmarais and Joseph Giovannini. Numerous models and sketches provide an insight into the design process.
Edited by Markus Dochantschi
With photographs by Paul Warchol, Hélène Binet
With contributions by Charles Desmarais and Joseph Giovannini