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Fri 12.9.

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.09.2014 - Tagged as:

'Crest' installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

A precursor to architect Zaha Hadid’s first complete hotel design, the ME Dubai, the ‘Crest’ installation has been unveiled at London’s V&A Museum in time for the beginning of the 2014 edition of the London Design Festival.

 

 

'Crest' installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

“Crest explores the relationship between surface and structure, transforming the planar water surface of the V&A’s courtyard’s pool into a curvilinear form, creating a compelling interplay with light and reflection.” says Zaha Hadid.

 

'Crest' installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

“This experimental sculpture tests the limits and possibilities for a new construction technique involving the assembly of aluminium panels into a pre-stressed flat plate which is then lifted into a self-supporting structure. Crest is designed as a demountable sculpture to be installed at the ME Hotel, Dubai; establishing an intriguing dialogue with the formal dichotomy inherent within the hotel’s design.”

 

'Crest' installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

“It’s a type of process that we’ve never done before, it was an experiment and about achieving a precise form as thin as possible. This is the thinnest shell structure we have built to date” says Melodie Leung, Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects.

 

'Crest' installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Luke Hayes

‘Crest’ installation by Zaha Hadid, photo: Ed Reeve

Designed as a temporary installation, ‘Crest’ will remain at the V&A for the duration of the London Design Festival. Afterwards it will be taken to Dubai to become a permanent part of the ME Dubai hotel.

 

to the Zaha Hadid website

 

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