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Aqua at Dover Street Market

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market has commissioned a site-specific installation to be showcased in their London store during the 2012 Olympic Games. Entitled “Aqua”, the concept references the formal language of Hadid’s renowned London Aquatics Centre.

“Designing for Dover Street Market is an exciting opportunity to install a piece inspired by the fluid geometries of the London Aquatics Centre: a wave of liquid, frozen in time, right in the heart of London” – Zaha Hadid.

The installation will be on display at Dover Street Market for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympic Games.

AQUA materialises as the accumulation of many layers of undulating waves flowing through each other, suspended as a hybrid between a 2-dimensional drawing and a 3-dimensional model that engages at multiple scales and perspectives.




Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher

Design Team

Melodie Leung
Gerhild Orthacker

Additional Contribution

Karine Yassine, Rand Abdul Jabbar