Zaha Hadid in Central Park
The 2,300-square-foot structure, called the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion, is assembled from 700 components to form a 20-foot-tall, 95-foot-wide pavilion that wraps around and around a central court illuminated by a translucent plastic skylight. It follows in Hadid's traditional adherence to organic curvatures; Hadid explains it as a torus, or the circular geometry found in nautilus shells.
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The exhibit takes place in Central Park, the sole American venue for the traveling international exhibition Mobile Art. It will be open and free to the public from October 20-November 9, 2008.