ZAHA HADID FUTURETECHTURE wins competition for Riyadh Metro Station, Saudi Arabia…

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Zaha Hadid won the design for the Riyadh Metro Station in the capital of Saudi Arabia this week with this awesome FUTURETECHTURE. A 20,434 sq. m. facility in the King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station. From the Zaha Hadid Website…

“The design places the station at the centre of a network of pathways, skybridges and metro lines envisaged  by the KAFD master plan. Connectivity diagrams and traffic across the site have been mapped and structured to clearly delineate the pedestrian routes within the building, optimize internal circulation and avoid congestion. The resulting configuration is a three-dimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves (generated from the repetition and frequency variation of station’s daily traffic flows) which act as the spine for the building’s circulation. These sine-waves are extended to the station’s envelope and strictly affiliated to its internal layout, translating the architectural concept to the exterior.”

Now, if she could only re-design my house…

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