zaha hadid's crest pavilion to debut at london design festival
 
zaha hadid's crest pavilion to debut at london design festival zaha hadid's crest pavilion to debut at london design festival
aug 06, 2014

zaha hadid's crest pavilion to debut at london design festival

 

this autumn, zaha hadid will complete an installation in the grounds of london’s victoria and albert museum as part of the city’s annual design festival. as reported by our friends at wallpaper*, the architect’s sweeping pavilion, entitled ‘crest’, will be suspended above the pond in the historic institution’s john madejski garden. after the event, the demountable structure is to be relocated to the united arab emirates where it will be installed at the ME dubai hotel, expected to open in 2016.

zaha hadid crest london design festival 2014 designboom
the structure will be suspended above the pond in the historic institution’s john madejski garden
(above and main) render © zaha hadid architects / via

 

 

 

‘crest’ animates and engages with the V&A‘s courtyard and we’re looking forward to seeing the installation inhabited and enjoyed by visitors,’ explained hadid. ‘precision engineered as a pre-stressed aluminum shell of minimum thickness, ‘crest’ is designed as a demountable sculpture to be installed at the me hotel, dubai; continuing to explore the relationships between fluid and cartesian, solid and void, surface and structure inherent within the hotel’s design. we envisaged a piece that would emerge from the fountain at the center of pool. the metallic surface will reflect the sky on one side and the rippling water on the underside.

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