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Revealed: Zaha's plans for Chartres Expo centre

Zaha Hadid Architects has released images of its €29.5 million Expo centre on the outskirts of Chartres, France

The scheme is part of the larger ‘plateau du Nord-Est’ masterplan and features 12,500m2 of internal display areas and 4,700m2 of external exhibition space.

According to the practice, the building’s design ‘is a compact and functional solution within a strong and clear overall composition’.

The centre can house up to three separate events at the same time and features a roof-top cafeteria with views across to the cathedral.

Construction is due to start in 2013.

Project data

Client: Chartres aménagement, France
Design team: Zaha Hadid Architects, London (Zaha Hadid, Stephane Vallotton, Michele Pasca di Magliano, Loreto Flores, Ludovico Lombardi, Eren Ciraci, Hee Seung Lee, Muhammed Shameel, Gerry Cruz.)
Local architect: SRA Architects, Paris
Structural Engineering: Bollinger Grohmann, Paris 
Building Services: Setec Batiment, Paris
Landscape Architect: La Compagnie du Paysage, Paris
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald, London-Paris

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