Digital Turn, ZHCODE


Zaha Hadid Computation and Design Research Group (ZHCODE) is the second 'turn' in the Digital Turn exhibition series.

Mon  Fri: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am   5.00pm

ZHCODE is the computation and design research group for Zaha Hadid Architects. Set up by Nils Fischer, Shajay Bhooshan and Patrik Schumacher in 2007, CODE forefronts architectural experimentation by putting into practice knowledge in programming, geometry and mathematics to find physically and economically feasible solutions to architectural problems.

The exhibition is in two parts;

The first relates to what the group calls 'Tectonics'. A complex term that not only expresses how a structure is built but also how it plays a role in place making. The exhibition showcases the group's research, design and construction process of their work on the Mathematics, The Winton Gallery, Science Museum.

Mathematics, The Winton Gallery pod topology and fabric-seam layout model. Photography by Chris Jackson.

The second is about 'Semiotics', as they move towards applying the physical design and construction aspect of their work to the social context in which they will exist. The exhibition features some of their residential housing models which are being exhibited for the first time.

Never before seen models of Zaha Hadid Architect's co-living projects. Photography by Chris Jackson

The exhibition and programme of events is curated by the exhibitions team at the Building Centre and is supported by The Built Environment Trust.