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In pictures: Zaha Hadid designs super-yacht

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Zaha Hadid has collaborated with Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss to design a new super-yacht

The prototype yacht will be 128m long with a form based around ‘fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems’. The boat features an ‘expressive’ exoskeleton which connects the various levels and decks of the ship.

This is not the first time the Pritzker Prize-winning architect has delved into boat design. Zaha unveiled designs for the Z boat, an 8m-long motorboat for US art dealer Kenny Schachter, back in July 2012.

Her practice is also working on a series of five individual 90m yachts, based on the design concepts of the larger prototype.

Hadid said: ‘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. Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety.’

Herbert Aly, CEO and managing partner of Blohm+Voss added: ‘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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