Hadid Brit Award design revealed

The 2017 edition of the Brit Awards trophy, designed by the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid, has been revealed in 3D.

The trophies, to be handed out to the best of the UK’s music acts, are a depiction of Britannia – the mythical depiction of Britain as a world power –  with her hips jutting to one side

The architect’s initial design was realised by Maha Kutay, director at ZHA.

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Along with a team from the design studio, she produced a family of five statues, a concept she believes “represents diversity” by being “different yet connected”.

Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: “We are delighted with the finished statues.

“Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future.”

ZHA said: “Zaha had an initial meeting with her team and gave them very clear instructions on her concept. Her concept was fully respected and carried out in the final product but unfortunately, she didn’t see the final design.”

Past designers of the award have included Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, and Sir Peter Blake and the Brit Awards ceremony takes place on 22 February 2017.

Meanwhile it has been revealed Hahid’s will is worth around $84.5m with business associate Patrik Schumacher the only non-family beneficiary.

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