Guided Tour of Roca London Gallery with Zaha Hadid Design | July 2023

Admission free

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On the 20th July, a guided architectural tour of the award-winning Roca London Gallery took place, led by Margarita Valova from Zaha Hadid Design and Head of Marketing at Roca Group (UK) David Bromell.

The speakers discussed the conceptual and technical aspects of the gallery design, and revealed the fascinating story of how the architecture took shape, from Hadid’s initial design concept through to the practical installation. The 90-minute tour examined the challenges presented by the existing building, the design concept and spatial strategies, and gave an in-depth look at the innovative processes and materials used to achieve the iconic double curvature of the interior.

The tour was CPD accredited by the RIBA, RIAI and the BIID.

About speakers

Margarita Valova joined Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in 2006 after graduating her master degree from The Architectural Association in London.

During her tenure at ZHA, Margarita worked on a number of projects and competitions spanning masterplans, cultural buildings, office and residential developments, private residencies, art installations, exhibitions, as well as furniture and product design. Margarita also led several important projects including the Roca London Gallery, completed in 2011.

In 2021, Margarita moved forward solely with Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) where she continues to contribute and support the studio’s leadership, organization, design, and project management.

David Bromell joined Roca in 2010 and has held a number of positions in the company before becoming Head of Marketing in 2020. David has been involved with the Roca London Gallery project since its completion in 2011, and brings in-depth knowledge of the activity programming, operations and construction elements of the building.


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