Iconic architect Zaha Hadid has produced these amazing new superyacht designs for Blohm+Voss. The concepts, in 90-metre and 128-metre forms, highlight curves over sharp angles and also make use of a skeletal superstructure rather than traditional forms.
Blohm+Voss and Hadid have been discussing the collaboration since April. “We wanted to produce something new, a vessel based on the 90-metre platform we have developed, and then transforming it with her ideas into something new and not expected by the market,” says Herbert Aly, CEO and managing partner at Blohm+Voss. “We wanted Zaha to transfer her ideas about fluid dynamics and sustainability on this platform. We had meetings with Zaha’s team to discuss what was needed in terms of flag state and classification, and it worked very well.”
One of the implications of the exo-skeleton design can be seen in the 90-metre concept, dubbed ‘Project Jazz’ (above): a blurring of the relationship between inside and outside environments on board. “The exterior is already part of the interior with the exo-skeleton design,” Aly says.
“She understood that the concept has to be sellable, and she liked the idea of partnering with a yard which is known for exclusive one-offs. It’s a unique design and it won’t be for everyone, but there will be someone out there who wants a yacht designed by Zaha Hadid,” he says.
Models of the concept, along with Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial table, can be viewed at London’s David Gill Galleries until the end of October. For more images of the superyacht concepts click here: