Edited by Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 1/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
How does Zaha Hadid's Pritzker Prize–winning point of view translate into architecture for health care and hospitality? Quite well, it seems.
At cancer-support center Maggie's Fife near Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, U.K.—the follow-up to Gehry Partners's Maggie's Dundee—Hadid's signature acute angles appear in the form of triangular skylights and windows. These cutouts animate as well as brighten the all-white interior.
Heading south to Haro, Spain, Hadid collaborated with a Spanish firm on an 8,600-square-foot visitors' center and tasting cellar for the R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia winery. Though designed around a much smaller, circular 1910 pavilion commissioned by the company for the world's fair that year, the interior shapes are distinctly hers. Call it a new bottle for old wine.