Saturday, 9 June 2007

Too funky for my taste...

I don't know why but I find it difficult to swallow this £235m development in Dubai’s Business Bay for Omniyat Properties designed by Zaha Hadid... from what I understand the concept behind the building is "to create an opening on to the city and frame these views". However, I feel that a building is important to be intertwined to the site... I guess the building was deliberately designed to stand out on its own against the whole surrounding site, as most of Zaha Hadid's designs do... and I guess in a city like Dubai that's aiming towards a generic city it can be argued that architects can get away with any bald design considering the rapid rate of development where every 2 weeks a new striking design wins a competition.

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