London Aquatic Center Case Study

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Running head: ARCHITECTURE (LONDON AQUATICS CENTRE)Architecture (London Aquatics Centre)Name of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1ARCHITECTURE (LONDON AQUATICS CENTRE)Paragraph“Every building creates associations in the mind of the beholder, whether the architectwanted it or not”.(Venturi, Denise and Steven 1977)London Aquatics Centre is an example of deconstructivism architecture style whichrefers to the movement against postmodernism (Hoteit 2015). London Aquatics Centre inLondon is built by Zaha Hadid, an acclaimed Pritzker Prize winning architect in 2004. Thearchitecture is not referenced for historical architecture rather it symbolises victory and glory.The centre is built in connection with winning victory of London bid for Summer Olympics2012. This connection of victory and glory is based on the Olympic and Paralympics event 2012.The design of London Aquatics Centre is influenced by the fluid geometrics motion creating anenvironment that emulates the Olympic park landscapes. The current transformation of LondonAquatics Centre has open opportunities for family sessions. This transformation indicatesachievements in its architecture to provide peace and satisfaction to family time.The architectural style deconstructivism of London Aquatics Centre shows the oppositiontowards the philosophy of Modern architecture and Postmodern architecture. The architects areinfluenced by both the architectures and the architects are classified according to the differentarchitectures. Zaha Hadid is often considered as deconstructivism architect (Shastri 2017). Thework of Zaha Hadid, London Aquatics Centre, demonstrates the absence of harmony, symmetryor continuity in its architecture. The famous Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry is anexample of deconstructivism which reflects culture and context in its architecture. Thearchitecture does not refer to historical philosophy and traditional architecture buildings form.
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