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#TBT The new Al Janoub Stadium hosted a fantastic Amir Cup final last week with Al Duhail beating Al Sadd by 4-1. Located in the city of Al Wakrah which is 23km south of Doha and connected to the capital via the Red Line of new Doha Metro, Al Janoub is the first new stadium completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. . The new 40,000-seat football stadium can be reduced to a 20,000-seat venue in its legacy mode - optimum capacity as home ground to Al Wakrah Sport Club pro-football team. The stadium has an operable fabric roof and cooling technologies powered by solar harvesting. When deployed, the roof operates like a sail to shade the field of play. Passive design principles along with computer modelling and wind tunnel tests were used to maximise the effectiveness of the enclosure for player and spectator comfort. The design reflects Al Wakrah’s maritime heritage, in particular, the dhow – a traditional boat of the region; incorporating these cultural references in an abstracted manner and combines them with practical responses to the climate, context & functional requirements. The abstraction transforms the literal into something new and appropriate for a stadium; allowing multiple interpretations - both in terms of how they are applied and how they are read. The stadium’s roof design is an abstraction of the hulls of dhows turned upside-down and huddled together to provide shade and shelter. This concept is expressed in the stadium’s envelope geometry, details and selected materiality. The opaque roof and wall areas have pleated cross sections. With origins in Arabic motifs and calligraphy, these fluid lines and pleats add texture to the outer shell and emphasise the stadium’s unique geometry. Designed in conjunction with its new precinct to sit at the heart of an urban extension of the city, creating community-based activities in and around the stadium on non-event days, Al Janoub stadium will be a memorable venue of the 2022 World Cup and afterwards at the centre of its Al Wakrah community.

Brilliant photography via @fina1908 and @tomjenkinspix @guardiansport of the FINA/CNSG #Diving World Series 2019 at #LondonAquaticsCentre. #FDWS2019

Inaugurated on 16 May by hosting the 2019 Amir Cup Final, Al Janoub Stadium was the first new venue commissioned in 2013 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The stadium is located in the city of Al Wakrah which is 23km south of Doha and connected to the capital via the Red Line of new Doha Metro. The client’s brief called for a 40,000-seat football stadium for the 2022 World Cup which could be reduced to a 20,000-seat capacity in its legacy mode - optimum capacity as home ground to Al Wakrah Sport Club pro-football team. The stadium has an operable fabric roof and cooling technologies. When deployed, the roof operates like a sail to shade the field of play. Passive design principles along with computer modelling and wind tunnel tests were used to maximise the effectiveness of the enclosure for player and spectator comfort. The client asked the design reflect Al Wakrah’s maritime heritage, in particular, the dhow – a traditional boat of the region. #ZahaHadid Architects responded with a design that incorporates these cultural references in an abstracted manner and combines them with practical responses to the climate, context & functional requirements. The abstraction transforms the literal into something new and appropriate for a stadium; allowing multiple interpretations of these cultural references - both in terms of how they are applied and how they are read. The stadium’s roof design is an abstraction of the hulls of dhows turned upside-down and huddled together to provide shade and shelter. This concept is expressed in the stadium’s envelope geometry, details and selected materiality. The opaque roof and wall areas have pleated cross sections. With origins in Arabic motifs and calligraphy, these fluid lines and pleats add texture to the outer shell and emphasise the stadium’s unique geometry. Designed in conjunction with its new precinct to sit at the heart of an urban extension of the city, creating community-based activities in and around the stadium on non-event days, Al Janoub stadium will be a memorable venue of the 2022 World Cup and afterwards at the centre of its Al Wakrah community. Photos @HuftonAndCrow

#SundayStaircase: Guangzhou Opera House. Fantastic photo by @virgilebertrand_hk_photo. . “Sometimes, just sometimes, architecture makes you want to burst out into song. The new Guangzhou Opera House is one of the most remarkable buildings not just in China, but the whole world. A truly radical design that shapes and defines a new stretch of the city and boasts inspiring and unexpected public spaces... a virtuoso performance. The structural ebb and flow of this charismatic opera house are the end result of a long artistic adventure. A marriage of brilliant avant-garde architecture and true populism.” via @Guardian. Since opening in 2011, Guangzhou Opera House has welcomed more than 3 million visitors to its performances. . . @GuangzhouOperaHouse #Guangzhou #China #Opera #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

#FridayFeeling: Beautiful image of the Liquid Glacial coffee table - #reposted from @walkerwarnerarchitects . Nominated by London’s @DesignMuseum as a ‘Design of the Year’, the Liquid Glacial table by @ZahaHadidDesign for #DavidGillGallery incorporates gentle waves and ripples milled within the transparent acrylic beneath the flat surface of its table-top, creating depth and complexity through infinite refractions; while its legs ‘pour’ from the horizontal in a structural vortex. . #zahahadid #zahahadiddesign

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum @MSUBroad named best-designed building in #Michigan by @ArchDigest in their list of architecture that most contributes to the ever-changing tapestry that is American culture. Article by @iamnickmafi. . Dedicated to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through art, @MSUBroad is designed as a crossroads; instigating a dialogue with the university, the city of #EastLansing and beyond. An important resource and forum, the museum’s design prioritizes engagement and interaction; a cultural hub connecting the many aspects of its local community with each other and the widest diversity of thinking from around the world. . Photo @HuftonAndCrow . @MichiganStateU #USA #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

This week’s #SundayStaircase: @DDP_Seoul. Stunning photos #reposted from @philipp_goetze . Since opening in 2014, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has welcomed almost 50 million visitors to its exhibitions and events. DDP’s design revolves around the ancient city wall and historical artefacts discovered on the site; establishing an engaging cultural centre and a new public park in the middle of the city with a direct connection to its ancient past. The first public project in Korea to employ 3D digital construction management and administration, DDP continues to innovate with the widest variety of exhibitions and events, creating new synergies with neighbouring communities as well as with artists and designers from around the world. . #Seoul #Korea #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

#FridayFeeling Fantastic new photo by @imclumsypanda of Leeza SOHO’s atrium nearing completion in #Beijing. . Leeza SOHO’s atrium will be the world’s tallest, reaching 194m through the full height of the building with connection to the metro station below, creating a spectacular new public space for the city. As the tower rises, its diagonal axis through the site defined by the subway tunnel below ground is re-aligned by ‘twisting’ the atrium through 45 degrees to orientate the atrium’s higher floors with the historic north-south / east-west axis on which the city was founded. The tower’s double-insulated, unitised glass curtain-wall system steps the glazing units on each floor at an angle, allowing ventilating registers to draw outside air through an operable cavity when required; creating extremely efficient environmental control for each floor. Leeza SOHO is ZHA’s fourth collaboration with @SOHO_China, totalling 15 million square feet (1.4 million m²) of award-winning office and retail space. @ZhangXinSoho, Soho China’s CEO, explains, “China attracts the best talent from around the world. It’s important to work with architects who understand what the next generation requires; connecting communities and traditions with innovative new technologies to embrace the future.” . . #china #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

Great photo of the theatre lobby at Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre - #repost from @laurence_chellali . The cultural centre was shortlisted for the @AIA.UK ‘Excellence in Design’ Awards 2019 that recognise work of the highest standards by architects, industrial designers, urban planners, landscape architects and interior designers based in Britain. . Harnessing the energy of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to create project with a lasting legacy that has enhanced and also regenerated its setting, the centre acts as both an anchor and a catalyst for future investment in Nanjing’s Hexi New Town. The centre’s design is a three dimensional calligraphic composition that resonates with #Nanjing’s 1,600-year-old tradition of Yunjin - the name given to the intricate brocade threading used by local craftsmen to weave the region’s acclaimed gold and silver fabrics. Like Yunjin thread, a continuous line interweaves throughout the cultural centre connecting it with its earthquake-resistant towers and beyond to the new central business district, riverside park and Jiangxinzhou Island. Comprised of two hotel towers that include the new @JumeirahGroup Nanjing, a cultural centre with conference facilities, an urban plaza, offices and mixed-use areas, the development initially provided accommodation for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Now in its legacy stage, the centre has fostered investment in Hexi New Town on multiple levels; integrating additional infrastructure with new functions that include the hotels and a venue for Jiangsu Province’s annual conferences. . #Nanjing #China #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

. Morpheus @CityOfDreamsMacau was shortlisted for the @AIA.UK ‘Excellence in Design’ Awards 2019 that recognise work of the highest standards by architects, industrial designers, urban planners, landscape architects and interior designers based in Britain. . Brilliant image #reposted from @mattia__santi . Morpheus was designed as a vertical extrusion of the existing abandoned foundations on the site for a tower that did not progress; using this rectangular footprint to define a 40-storey building of two internal vertical circulation cores at podium and roof levels where the many guest amenities were required. Three horizontal vortices generate the voids through the central atrium and define the hotel’s spectacular interior public spaces. In-between these voids, a series of bridges create unique spaces for the restaurants, bars and guest lounges. Working with @BuroHappoldEngineering, #ZahaHadid Architects designed the building’s structure to optimise the hotel’s interiors. The world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton, its rich pattern of structural members at lower levels progresses upwards to a less dense grid of lighter members at its summit. Viviana Muscettola, ZHA's project director said, "The expertise of all members of the Morpheus team has created new possibilities for architecture. The comprehensive parametric model combined all of the hotel's aesthetic, structural and fabrication requirements and will radically change how our built environment is planned and constructed.” . #Macau #Macao #architecture #zahahadidarchitects

Generali Tower in #Milan and @520W28 in #NewYork named winners of @ThePlanMag Awards 2019. . Generali Tower is within @CityLifeMilano, the largest new civic space and public park in Milan since Parco Sempione opened 130 years ago. Aligned at ground level with three of the city’s primary axes that converge within CityLife, the 170m Generali Tower connects with its surrounding public piazzas and park; the curvilinear geometries of its podium defined by the perceived centripetal forces generated from the staggered intersection of these three city axes. This vortex of centripetal forces at ground level is transferred vertically through the tower by realigning successive rhomboid-shaped floor plates to twist the tower about its vertical axis. This helical twist reduces incrementally with the height of each floor above street level, giving all floors a fractionally different relationship to the floors above and below. As the tower rises offering broader views across Milan, the twist orientates the tower's higher floors to the primary southeast axis leading to Bramante’s 15th Century tribune of Santa Maria della Grazie. The tower houses up to 3,900 employees to meet Generali’s continued growth as one of the world’s largest financial institutions. With a double façade system, Generali Tower’s high standards of energy efficiency have received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. . Photo @HuftonAndCrow . #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

. @ZahaHadidDesign at @10CorsoComo.NewYork . Zaha Hadid Design continues Zaha Hadid’s inventive methodology and process; sharing Hadid’s story and its significance within the dialogue of contemporary design. In conjunction with 10 Corso Como New York, Zaha Hadid Design has created a new installation that reinterprets @10CorsoComo’s logo and showcases works of the new Zaha Hadid Design Collection. ‘When Zaha travelled to Milan, a visit to 10 Corso Como was always a must. We’re thrilled to collaborate with 10 Corso Como New York to showcase the collection,’ explains Zaha Hadid Design’s director Maha Kutay. The Hew range of glassware (pictured) is a subtle ensemble including wine glass, highball, tumbler and carafe. Defined by Hadid’s commitment to innovation, intricately carved vertical channels within each piece and delicate stems push the technical limits of glass-making to create a beautiful series of the finest glassware. Zaha Hadid Design Collection at 10 Corso Como New York, 1 Fulton Street, NY, 10038 . #10CorsoComoNYC #10CorsoComo #NYC #NewYork #ZahaHadid #Design

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