ZHCODE is the computation and design research group for Zaha Hadid Architects. Set up by Nils Fischer, Shajay Bhooshan and Patrik Schumacher in 2007, CODE forefronts architectural experimentation by putting into practice knowledge in programming, geometry and mathematics to find physically and economically feasible solutions to architectural problems.
The exhibition is in two parts: the first relates to what the group calls 'Tectonics'. A complex term that not only expresses how a structure is built but also how it plays a role in place making. The exhibition showcases the group's research, design and construction process of their work on the Mathematics, The Winton Gallery, Science Museum. The second is about 'Semiotics', as they move towards applying the physical design and construction aspect of their work to the social context in which they will exist. The exhibition features some of their residential housing models which are being exhited for the first time.
The exhibition and programme of events is curated by the exhibitions team at the Building Centre and is supported by The Built Environment Trust.