Zaha Hadid's highly inventive and seemingly unbuildable designs have defied conventional ideas of architectural space and construction. The BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany, is no exception. It is the heart of the BMW factory complexthe dynamic focal point of the entire plant that visually, physically, and experientially sustains a sense of animation and motion. With an audacious and abstracted geometry of forms and lines, the BMW Central Building challenges the notion of building as static and is definitive evidence of architecture as art. Zaha Hadid: BMW Central Building, the seventh volume in the Source Books in Architecture series, provides a comprehensive look at this instant modern masterpiece.BMW Central Building Source Book in Architecture 7 Todd Gannon Zaha Hadid ... acres Area: 270, 000 square feet Program: Control functions, offices/admin., meeting rooms, cafeteria, and public relations facilities for the BMW 3 Series manufacturing plant. Employees in Leipzig: 5, 500 Parking: 4, 100 spaces COSt: approx.
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