Zaha Hadid, Celebrates the Launch of her Third London Project, the Roca London Gallery
|LONDON, October 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ —
Zaha Hadid Architects and Roca are delighted to announce the opening of a brand new flagship space, the Roca London Gallery, at Imperial Wharf close to Chelsea Harbour. Zaha Hadid Architects were commissioned to create this unique concept which takes its inspiration from the power of water as a transforming element and which will bring the Roca London Gallery to life.
Miguel Angel Munar, Senior Managing Director, Roca Bathroom Products Division commented:
“For Roca it is essential to have a presence in a city like London which is a benchmark for design and innovation on a global level. At the Roca London Gallery, Zaha Hadid has perfectly interpreted all our brand values as well as our company philosophy in a singularly exciting and tangible way.”
Zaha Hadid elaborates:
“Our work imbues architecture with the intricacy and beauty of natural forms. Using a formal language derived from the movement of water, the Roca London Gallery has been eroded and polished by fluidity; generating a sequence of dynamic spaces carved from this fascinating interplay between architecture and nature.”
The Roca London Gallery consists of a single floor measuring 1,100m2, where, as the Zaha Hadid studio intended, it appears that water has sculptured and defined each and every detail of the space.
Roca’s commitment to design and innovation is clearly visible in the exterior of the building with its distinctive and unique façade which gives the Roca London Gallery its identity.
The movement of water is the overriding theme in the Roca London Gallery – flowing and merging exterior and interior spaces. The interior is sculptured white concrete and its state of the art lighting connects each of the different areas.
It is fabulous, functional and flexible, featuring cutting-edge, modern, audiovisual, sound and lighting equipment. This technology provides interaction with the brand and the opportunity to discover the company’s history, its landmark achievements and its values: the commitment to sustainability and particularly to innovation, design, wellness and saving water.
The Roca London Gallery is intended to be much more than just a display space, it will become a London hub hosting a wide range of activities such as exhibitions produced in-house or externally, meetings, presentations, seminars and debates.