Charged with the arduous task of designing the Al Wakrah national stadium in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Zaha Hadid’s latest project is considerably more low key.
The Iraqi-British architect is donning headlines with the announcement of her first residential building in the Empire State. Situated in the plush New York City borough of Chelsea, the proposed 11-story building will be directly adjacent to Manhattan’s iconic High Line.
Comprised of 39 residences, the luxury complex will also house an IMAX theater, a private spa, a High Line terrace and a 75-foot skylit pool. Though the design above is still an early rendition, Hadid’s signature nature-inspired silhouettes can be seen clearly.
Hadid is among the most celebrated architects in the business. In 2004, she won the coveted Pritzker Prize, architecture’s equivalent of an Oscar. She has since become an unstoppable force in the design world, making women and Muslims the world over, very proud.
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