Date: 10 July 2017
Company: UEM Sunrise Bhd
UEM Sunrise presented the ‘Zaha Hadid Architects: Reimagining Architecture’ exhibition, in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), at Publika from 10 to 26 July 2017.
The exhibition showcased a range of the late Zaha Hadid’s works, spanning her 40-year career, during which she redefined architectural design and became the first woman to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. Exhibits included sketches, photographs and scale models of some of her early works, such as the Phaeno Science Centre and the Vitra Fire Station in Germany, allthe way to major projects such as the Guangzhou Opera House, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge at Abu-Dhabi and the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre.
This exhibition series is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and will continue on to Singapore and Melbourne, Australia.
“ZHA’s values resonate with ours. We are both driven to deliver quality developments and to practice sustainability in all that we do,” said UEM Sunrise managing director and CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib at the opening of the exhibition.
“We hope that the series will go a long way to enrich the communities in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Melbourne with a deeper understanding of Zaha Hadid’s works, and stimulate a wider conversation on good design and architecture.”
The opening was officiated by Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and attended by a 300-strong crowd, including Raymond Cheah, COO, Commercial of UEM Sunrise, Patrik Schumacher, director and principal of ZHA, and Ang Chee Cheong, director of Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017.