Frank Gehry’s and Zaha Hadid’s “Victorian inspiration”

From Eliinbar”s Sketchbook,2012, Frank Gehry’s & Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

This post  Traces Zaha Hadid’s  “Conscious inspiration” design Methodology, that eventually engenders a unique and winning design such as the Riverside Museum in Glasgow Scotland.

Zaha Hadid’s planning process Shown in this post is based on my own understanding  (for you to judge)….  my Intention is to introduce Zaha Hadid’s strategy implementing the “conscious inspiration method

Zaha Hadid’s starts her design process by connecting to Accessible information sources she is informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis


This is a St Silas church in Glasgow

It’s style building is known as Victorian

Notice the Repetitive theme of the triangular gable

And this is the Riverside Museum’s front entrance designed by Zaha Hadid in Glasgow. She gives an innovative interpretation to the repetitive Victorian gable.

Zaha Hadid Architect

Riverside Museum   Glasgow

Scotland,  Competition 2004 -2011.



This is an Aerial view

of the Central railway Station In Glasgow


And this is an Aerial view of  Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Note the linear and continuous configuration of the building roof

in the two images 


This is an image of the departures board in Glasgow’s Central railway station sealing.

Notice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof

And this is an inner image of the Zaha Hadids Riverside Museum sealing in GlasgowNotice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof


And finally as I mentioned more than once we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings 

This is the Image of the Dundee Maggie’s Centre in Scotland, designed by Frank Gehry, opened its doors  in 2003

Notice the variable repetitive theme of the triangular gable.


Who knows…. maybe this recognized building in Dundee shown in the following picture, is the inspiration source for Gehry’s Maggie’s Centre .

Note the initial visual characteristics of the two buildings.
Triangular pediment and vertical tower next to It…..

The McManus Galleries in the centre of Dundee

architect Sir George Gilbert Scott 

The style building is known as Victorian Gothic

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

 O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?…us-inspiration/


In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 3-”the interplay between architecture and nature”

Zaha Hadid & “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“


in my Facebook


“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture

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