More images of Zaha Hadid's
Jazz superyacht

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Here's a full set of images showing the Jazz superyacht Zaha Hadid is designing for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss, including new interior shots (+ slideshow).

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

Hadid first designed a concept for a 128-metre yacht, which informed the design of five 90-metre vessels called Unique Circle yachts.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

These will retain the sinuous design aesthetic of the original, but be pared back and engineered by Blohm+Voss to meet the technical specifications required for ocean crossings.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

The first 90-metre craft in the range, shown here, will be the Jazz yacht.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

It will feature a sharp solid prow, becoming more open towards the back where terraces and lounge areas will be sheltered by curving forms.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

Zaha Hadid Architects say the five Unique Circle yachts "creatively explore the design philosophies of the master prototype within the technical requirements of a fully engineered yacht design."

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

The remaining four boats will be customised according to the needs of their owners.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

Hadid was previously commissioned to design a limited-edition speedboat for American art dealer Kenny Schachter.

Jazz Unique Circle Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm and Voss

  • Yupz

    What happened? I thought Zaha was a socialist?

  • jojo

    Form follows mosquito.

  • Adi

    Feels cold, lifeless and unfriendly. I’d hate throwing a party in there. :(

  • Francesco Mottini

    The new Baroque. I don’t like at all.

  • humdrum

    Haha, good one!

  • Airborne

    Feels like you are on a bad hallucinogenic trip that won’t go away.

    • Francesco Mottini

      Frustration mode on.

  • kadap

    I bet you could run over a lot of manatees in that thing.

  • Dawg

    Kanye will buy ten and name it North.

  • Romain_M

    So white, so many reflective surfaces. What happens when the sun hangs over the horizon and shines directly into the boat? A valid excuse to wear sunglasses and sunscreen indoors?

    • Rafel

      Who cares? The owner, a multimillionaire, will just stay there several days each year. It is just important that these days are full of fashion.

      • Romain_M

        So true!

  • bwd

    What happens when you take a floating wedding cake to the middle east? As seen above, it melts, sloughing off useless layers in fat white curves. It’s a stinking gin palace, a floating wedding cake, a marina queen!

    To see some striking modern nautical design, review the last America’s Cup, look at the great French multis.
    What function here is accomplished by anything but volume and horsepower? And the form, it’s running off the plate.

  • bwd

    Resembles a melting wedding cake. Unrelated to the sea.

    To learn about yachts, look at ones that sail for better design, more engineering.

  • Farzel

    At least this time she won’t have problems integrating this ‘new building’. More of the same…