Vitra Fire Station (Weil am Rhein, Germany)

Hadid’s first project—a firehouse in a small German town near the Swiss border—instantly drew attention for its daring geometry and brashly, almost violently, intersecting concrete planes. The Vitra Fire Station, which was completed in 1994, set the architect on an avant-garde trajectory that dominated her work throughout her entire career, even as she later experimented […]