Urban Nebula by Zaha Hadid 2

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Here are photos of Urban Nebula, a sculptural installation by Zaha Hadid on the South Bank in London, created as part of the London Design Festival.

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The piece was completed today.

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More about this project in our earlier story.

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Photos are by Luke Hayes.

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Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs is making a series of daily online films about the London Design Festival for Swarovski Crystal Palace and Urban Nebula will feature later this week.

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Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2007 at 5:58 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • fdavid

    This is fantastic. Any more pics of the fabrication process>?

  • Nuno

    Not a Zaha comment… but, I dig the new Dezeen look!

    You kept it simple! Ride on ;)

  • double

    it looks something different from the pictures that had made by computer

  • Me

    Awesomeness!

    I’m not the biggest Zaha fan, but this is great. Dynamic and intricate

  • http://www.volkanerkan.com Volkan Erkan

    Great ! just Great !

  • Hermes

    Mrs. Zaha,

    Stick to creating sculptures, not buildings.

  • Alexandre

    Sorry to be the spoiler, but didn´t like it at all. The material is heavy, the pieces are heavy themselves… it lacks the usual Zaha elegance, its something I´d expect from a more mass-oriented designer, not a movement oriented one as Zaha.
    Well, she´s been changing a lot in these recent years, but even then, heavy on heavy turned out to be… heavy.
    The one thing I like is its shine. The polished surface looks good on a black blackish stone-like material, but other than that, I´d be critic even about the hexagon-shaped structural module repeating and repeating…
    Her recent stuff was definetly more refined and better designed – in the formal sense – than this one.
    Anyways, just tu put some dark side into this “greaaaaaaaaat” comments hehehehhe

  • fdavid

    I would love to see construction / manufacturing pictures for this piece. I know dezeen loaded a couple a while back but this is a case of more would be nice.
    PS: The photography is too dark.

  • Dr Goat Foot

    I helped build it, i think it looks pretty

  • blipoids

    @ DrGoat: … ‘ofcourse’ you do! …

  • say

    i found this sculpture project having much more architectural quality then most of zaha’s building project. Her architecture are usually too formally dominating and sculpture liked, whereas in this sculpture, i can see how each of those block being clusters units that form an urban scale project.