Superyachts by Zaha Hadid
on 19 October 2013
The unstoppable London architect Zaha Hadid has dreamed up a very real family of superyachts for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Her concept yacht—a 420 foot beast with ethereal detailing—has informed the design of a five-yacht series, each around 300 feet in length. The unmatched design is equally technical, rendering it capable of particularly demanding ocean conditions and spontaneous Atlantic crossings. These yachts stand as architecture's latest dabble in streamlined transport, an architectural fad that's survived decades of evolution, and one that Hadid and Blohm+Voss will surely keep alive for decades to come.