Acquatics Centre: Zaha Hadid

London based Zaha Hadid, once known as UK's greatest woman architect with no built projects on her home territory is now on a roll. Having broken that spell with the Architecture Foundation's new London headquarters, she is now designing an iconic building to house the London 2012 Olympic water sports. Hadid's architectural concept of the Aquatic Centre is inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment in sympathy with the river landscape. The building will be retained as a swimming complex after the Olympics. Hadid 's revolutionary design incorporates a sinuous S-shape, inspired by the flow of water that is a continuation of the Lower Lea Valley landscape. The unique PVC and steel roof structure transforms and adapts to the variety of spaces it encloses yet presents itself as a homogeneous entity that will become the world's premiere aquatic facility.
Link: www.zaha-hadid.com