Hadid’s Dubai-bound Crest installed for London Design Festival

Architect Zaha Hadid has installed a shimmering bridge to cross a reflecting pool in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s John Madejski Garden

 The Crest installation for this year’s London Design Festival arcs over the pool that takes up almost half of the building’s courtyard space. Following the festival it will be moved to Dubai where it will be placed next to Hadid’s Opus building in Business Bay

 The structure takes the form of an asymmetric aluminium sheet which arches over one end of the oval-shaped landscape feature. Shallow steps curve around the water’s edge and fountains flow on either side.

 The museum’s 19th century red brick building is mirrored on the surface, while the colours in turn are reflected on the underside of the bridge-like structure.

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