Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Performing Arts Center on Saadiyat Island"

Performing Arts Center on Saadiyat Island

Designed by Pritzker Prize winning Zaha Hadid

Located in Cultural District on Saadiyat Island

62 m high building houses 5 theatres – a music hall, concert hall, opera house, drama theatre and a flexible theatre with a combined seating capacity for 6,300 Besides, the Center is home to an Academy of Performing Arts

Zaha Hadid describes her design for the project as “A sculptural form that emerges from a linear intersection of pedestrian paths within the cultural district, gradually developing into a growing organism that sprouts a network of successive branches. As it winds through the site, the architecture increases in complexity, building up height and depth and achieving multiple summits in the bodies housing the performance spaces, which spring from the structure like fruits on a vine and face westward, toward the water.”

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