Zaha Hadid's Structure Boasts an Intricate 3D Knitting Technique

 - Nov 2, 2018
References: zaha-hadid & dezeen
For the construction of this pavilion in Mexico City, Zaha Hadid Architects collaborated with ETH Zurich and produced an exceptionally detailed structure with a 3D knitting technique. Thanks to digital fabrication, the creatives knitted two miles of yarn, transported it to the site and hung the textile "from a wooden frame using a tension cable-net system." The silhouette of the 'KnitCandela' is concrete and boasts a beautifully fluid double curve. The interior is vibrantly engaging, while the exterior maintains a clean aesthetic.

For the construction of the strikingly chromatic pavilion, Zaha Hadid Architects and ETH Zurich utilized a very new 3D knitting technique. Dubbed KnitCrete, this approach to assembly allows for creatives to form "curving concrete structures, without the need for expensive and time-consuming molds."