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Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck; Zaha M. Hadid
I have always been fascinated by new buildings. As a child I sneaked onto the construction sites of the neighbourhood and tried to imagine the rooms and structure of the final buildings. Later I jobbed on construction sites and earned some extra pocket money there. Then and now it seemed only natural to me to study architecture. During my student time my main interest was theoretical architecture rather then the design of new buildings. To grasp the concepts and visions of the architects was my main interest. The university studies provided me with the tools to identify, analyze and evaluate the intentions of the individual architects. It was a logical consequence for me to combine my interest in architecture with my other passion, photography. Being architect and photographer at the same time, I have no problem to document the concept and all relevant details of a building through my photography. My journalistic articles can also be seen as interpretations of the individual building's architectural concept. In my opinion the journalistic approach to architecture combines written words and images to form an ideal creative unity.