Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid teamed up with German shipbuilders Blohm + Voss to design a fleet of futuristic superyachts. Today, we take a look at those models in hopes that they’ll soon see the light of day.
“As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments,” explains Zaha Hadid. “The design of a yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture – which all become much more extreme on water. Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety.”
Dr. Herbert Aly, CEO and Managing Partner of Blohm+Voss commented: “On an aesthetic level a superyacht is a great design task as everything is customised down to the last detail. A superyacht is by definition an exercise in total design, where every detail is looked at with attention and refinement. In the past, in the era of steam liners, there has been an attempt of utilising ship building elements in architecture. Zaha Hadid and her team have taken this ethos and created a bold new vision and a new benchmark in the design of superyachts.
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