[Zaha Hadid]

In 1982, Zaha Hadid won the competition for a new private club located in the hills of Kowloon, Hong-Kong. Hadid proposed to transform the site by excavating the hills, using the removed rock to build artificial cliffs, or “a man-made geology,” in her words.

The Peak is considered to be Hadid’s breakthrough project and a pivotal moment in her investigation of painting as a design tool. Her early paintings and drawings explore the potential of dynamism and distortion by superimposing sharp planar elements and overlaying multiple perspectives, pushing the traditional boundaries of architectural representation.