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<a href="http://alvarosizavieira.com/">Álvaro Siza's</a> factory building and <a href="http://www.dwell.com/people/zaha-hadid.html">Zaha Hadid's</a> Fire Station were completed within less than a year of each other (the Fire Station in 1993 and the factor

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Originally appeared in Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
on October 4, 2011
&lt;a href=&quot;http://alvarosizavieira.com/&quot;&gt;Álvaro Siza&#039;s&lt;/a&gt; factory building and &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dwell.com/people/zaha-hadid.html&quot;&gt;Zaha Hadid&#039;s&lt;/a&gt; Fire Station were completed within less than a year of each other (the Fire Station in 1993 and the factor
Álvaro Siza's factory building and Zaha Hadid's Fire Station were completed within less than a year of each other (the Fire Station in 1993 and the factory building in 1994). Though Siza's brick building appears simple if not plain, it was designed to look decidedly different than the other structures on campus. Its facade of bricks is unusual as the material is not typically used in southern Germany. The bridge that Siza designed connects his building with Nicholas Grimshaw's factory to the left (completed in 1986) and acts to frame Hadid's Fire Station.

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