Zaha Hadid Architects have completed proposals for the Civic Centre to be situated at Elk Grove Carlifornia. The proposal is the result of an international competition held in 2006.

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At first sight, from the aerial renders of the project one gets the impression of a high-tech pinwheel. Well that . I believe is normal for most of the projects from the parametric studios of Zaha Hadid Architects.

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The civic centre houses two main programmatic entities , an urban core and a sports one.The 76ha development is composed of the sports facilities to the South comprising  game fields, gym, park and wetlands. The northern part comprises  the urban services that include a library, childrens discovery centre, hotel  and commercial centres.

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According to a spokesman of the design firm, the objective was to explore several possibilities of programmatic distribution among the three main components required by the brief.

By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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