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Zaha Hadid's Innovation Tower Looks Like a Space-Age Iceberg

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Dezeen has got its hands on some shots of Zaha Hadid's near-complete Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The mildly controversial swoop savant has delivered a familiar strain of glassy, shapeless futurism—an iceberg-like mass that's something like a first cousin of her watery condo plans for NYC and a counterpart to her cruiseship-like plans for a metro station in Saudi Arabia.

Commissioned back in 2008, Innovation tower stands 250 feet tall, boasting roughly 130,000 square feet and room enough for 1,500 students. What does the architect have to say about it? "The Innovation Tower design dissolves the classic typology of the tower and the podium into a seamless piece," she continued, "The design unashamedly aims to stimulate a vision of possibilities for the future whilst reflecting the history of the institution."

· Innovation Tower at Hong Kong Polytechnic University by Zaha Hadid Architects [Dezeen]