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Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a commission to design the temporary Guggenheim Museum in Tokyo.The 116m 2structure will be a 10-year project on Odasiba Island. Hadid beat off competition from Shigeru Ban and 2001's RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner Jean Nouvel to secure the project. The design proposal offers a large single space wrapped in a snakeskin-like envelope.The primary cladding material will be large, brightly coloured ceramic tiles.These will be interspersed with light boxes and photovoltaic cells. A large media screen will be embedded in the structure. More images at www. ajplus. co. uk

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