Rosenthal Center – Pt 2

About the Project

This project was part of a precedent study from a Spatial Design course. The purpose of this three-part precedent study project was to allow us to have a closer look at how a particular architect succeeds in great designs, starting from the basics such as their design processes, to the values they developed that recur throughout their work. For this project, my team studied Zaha Hadid and her renowned Rosenthal Center for the Contemporary Art. To help us get a good grasp of our chosen architect's respective architectural design, we were required to recreate the building in three forms of scale models: a physical card board model, a physical chip board model, and finally a digital 3D model.

For the second part of this project, we looked at Hadid's projects that preceded the Rosenthal Center to get a better understanding of the processes that went into the development of the Center's design and how the architect arrived at the final outcome of the architecture. We constructed a scale model for the Rosenthal Center with chip board to demonstrate a more precise representation of the architecture as well as a better understanding of the building's structure.


Design ideas

  • Came up with the solution for the physical representation of the building's curved wall

Construction of scale model

  • Contributed to the calculation, segmenting, cutting, and gluing together of parts of our model

Photography and photo-manipulation

  • Contributed to the photography of our scale model
  • Touched-up on severe flawed areas of our scale model exposed in our photos

Presentation slides

  • Image sourcing
  • Contributed to the information and organization of our presentation slides
  • Organized and laid out our presentation slides