Zaha Hadid (2013) Riverside Museum Glascow, Scotland

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Riverside Museum Glascow, Scotland

Officially opened on 21 June 2011, here is the Museum of Transport in Glasgow Riverside. This ultra modern cultural building is one of the newest in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Created by the Zaha Hadid Architects, this museum is responsible for various exhibitions including automotive ancestors, the transportation engineering, shipbuilding and other construction that are strongly linked to the industrial history of Glasgow. A masterpiece of architectural work that is in the image of the Scottish city, at the forefront of design and technology.

(like a toothpaste tube) The museum, designed by Zaha Hadid (Architects)


Elevation plans, coupe Riverside Museum



Glasgow Riverside Museum, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2011, Wide View of the shoreline frontage

Description of the museum
This museum has an area of 10.000 m2 7.000 m2 of exhibition rooms. Zaha Hadid describes the exterior of the building like a wave or folds in motion. Facades and roofs of the building are fully dressed two hundred tonnes of zinc-titanium. fully glazed, the ends of the museum contrasts with the overall sinusoidal structure. Despite its sophistication, the museum refers to the port architecture.

Le Riverside Museum, Scottish Transport Museum, was officially opened 21 June 2011 Glasgow. The museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, received the European Museum of the Year Award 2013 by the European Museum Forum. Since 1977, the European Museum Forum awarded each year to a European Museum of the Year. Price is under the auspices of the Queen Fabiola Mora y Aragón Belgium and is generally awarded in cooperation with the Museum Prize of the Council of Europe.

Zaha Hadid added that “the museum is like a tunnel-shaped hangar, open at its two opposite ends to the city and to the Clyde. It is thus porous on both sides with respect to its context. However, connecting one to the other takes place along a diverging path that leads from the outside world to the world of exhibits. Mediator between the city and the river, the flow can be tight or porous depending on the floor plan. Thus the museum positions itself symbolically and functionally as open and fluid in its relationship with its context and content.”






























Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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