Zaha Hadid Architects has released an exclusive movie documenting the spaces of the firm's recently completed Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) in Hong Kong, as well as new shots by photographer Iwan Baan.
Located at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the JCIT opened earlier this year and was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to provide a home to the 1,800 students and staff that make up the university's design school.
The building consolidates all the school's activities into a single building, accommodating design studios, laboratories, workshops, lecture and seminar spaces, classrooms and exhibition areas over a total of 15 storeys.
The design concept was to "dissolve the typical typology of the tower/podium into a more fluid composition". Curved surfaces smoothly transition between walls, ceilings and floors, while courtyards and lobbies are dotted throughout the building.
"Interior glazing and voids offer transparency and connectivity, while circulation routes and communal spaces have been arranged to encourage interaction between the many learning clusters and design disciplines," said the studio in a statement.
The 76 metre-high building is located on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, close to Hung Hom station in Kowloon.