Zaha Hadid Designs An Impressive Superyacht


Only two weeks away from Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019 (FLIBS 2019), CovetED Magazine honours the best designers in the industry and their work. Renowned architect Zaha Hadid was famously known for her distinctive designs of landmark buildings. But the belated Pritzker Prize winner has added yet another design to her impressive portfolio: a superyacht. Working with German builders Blohm + Voss, Hadid revealed plans for a fleet of futuristic vessels. The designs are what one would expect from Hadid: bold, organic, and original. The 420-foot Unique Circle, the largest of the yachts, comes with a zone with underwater viewing, and the bow has the ability to break through thick ice.


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The exteriors are made up of a series of interwoven support beams, giving the superyachts Hadid’s signature touch of simple elegance. The clean white interiors were inspired by the ocean’s fluid form.




The Unique Circle superyacht comes with a swimming pool that is protected from natural elements by the deck. The master bedroom overlooks a jacuzzi on the deck.



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“As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments, the design of a yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture—which all become much more extreme on water,” said the belated Hadid in a statement. “Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality, and safety.”


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The Unique Circle (right) influenced the look of the 295-foot vessel, Jazz (left). It’s still unknown when the Hadid-designed yachts will be built.


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About Zaha Hadid

She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

She was described by The Guardian of London as the “Queen of the curve“, who “liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity”. Her major works include the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China. Some of her awards have been presented posthumously, including the statuette for the 2017 Brit Awards. Several of her buildings were still under construction at the time of her death, including the Daxing airport and the Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Zaha Hadid in Heydar Aliyev Cultural center in Baku nov 2013



The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is about to have its 60th edition on a set of five days filled with a lot of action, featuring around 1200 boats on display across seven locations in Florida. During that period, the city of Fort Lauderdale (known often as the “Yachting Capital of the World”) will live and breathe the true nautical lifestyle in what is currently considered as the largest in-water boat show on earth. The yearly design event will be displaying exclusive products including the industry’s latest boats and yachts of varied sizes, alongside some worldwide debuts. In FLIBS you can find a variety of attendants: from yacht builders and its designers to even some exotic cars and brokerage yachts.



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