Hong Kong Polytechnic University needed a major image boost. So administrators hired hot shot London-based architect Zaha Hadid to create a brand new building, the Innovation Tower, which will house its design school. Starting in 2011, students will disappear into the spaceship-like main lobby via escalator and continue up to four stories of translucent workspaces illuminated with oddly shaped skylights. More pics after the jump.

Images by Zaha Hadid
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