Zaha Hadid to unveil installation at the V&A, London

by Katie Buckley | 05 Sep 2014

As part of the London Design Festival 2014 (LDF), Zaha Hadid Architects will unveil a temporary installation in the John Madejski Garden at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

The structure, named Crest, will be stretched across the pool in the V&A gardens from the 13 to 21 September, the duration of the LDF. Made of thin aluminium, the form will explore the relationship between different elements, such as the water below it and the air it is floating in.

In a statement, Hadid commented that: “We envisioned creating a piece that would emerge from the pool which is the centrepiece of the space, both visually and in terms of social interaction… Crest is intended to offer an exciting new perspective with which visitors experience the courtyard.”

Set against the V&A’s 19th century building, the structure’s design aims to provide a thought-provoking contrast while seamlessly blending into its surroundings.

Crest, although built for the London Design Festival, has been crafted as a demountable structure and will later be installed as a permanent feature in the new ME Hotel in Dubai – opening 2016 – also designed by Hadid.

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As part of the London Design Festival 2014 (LDF), Zaha Hadid Architects will unveil a temporary installation in the John Madejski Garden at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The structure, named Crest, will be stretched across the pool in the V&A gardens from the 13 to 21 September, the duration of the LDF. Made of thin aluminium, the form will explore the relationship between different elements, such as the
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