Zaha Hadid Architects' metaverse city features in today's Dezeen Agenda newsletter
The latest edition of our Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Zaha Hadid Architects' design for a "cyber-urban" city in the metaverse, which allows people to buy plots of land with cryptocurrency and enter digital buildings as an avatar.
Named Liberland Metaverse, the British architecture studio based the virtual city on the Free Republic of Liberland – a micronation that straddles disputed land between Croatia and Serbia.
Buildings designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the "cyber-urban crypto incubator" in the metaverse include a city hall, a plaza and an exhibition centre.
"The ambition is for it to become the go-to site for networking and collaboration within the burgeoning web 3.0 industry," Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher told Dezeen.
Other stories in this week's newsletter include Tadao Ando's transformation of Nintendo's former HQ in Kyoto, Grimshaw's latest design for London's Euston HS2 station and an opinion piece by Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, who writes: "The solar revolution is underway, but one rooftop at a time."
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