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Hyacinth-Inspired Skyscrapers

This Skyscraper in Qatar Borrows Design Cues From a Desert Flower

— July 13, 2016 — Art & Design
Zaha Hadid Architects is all set to launch an incredible new skyscraper in Qatar, more specifically the country's very first sustainable city Lusail.

This particular tower, which is all set to be completed by the year 2020, borrows a host of design cues from the desert hyacinth, a beautiful flowering plant that is native to the Arabian Gulf region in which Qatar happens to be located.

The building will offer a total floorspace in the region of 70,000 square meters, and will soar to a height of 38 stories. It will include residential and hotel spaces, and will also boast a special latticed facade that will mitigate solar heat gain.

Zaha Hadid may have passed away fairly recently, but her architectural and design legacy will live on through this beautiful and sustainable skyscraper in Qatar.

Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Skyscrapers - Opportunity for architects and developers to design more sustainable structures by taking inspiration from nature like the hyacinth-inspired skyscraper in Qatar.
2. Lattice Facades - Opportunity for building designers and construction companies to implement latticed facades in high-rise buildings to mitigate solar heat gain.
3. Hybrid Hotel-residential Spaces - Opportunity for hotel and residential developers to create hybrid spaces within high-rise buildings to optimize use of real estate in growing urban areas.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - The architecture industry has the opportunity to take inspiration from nature and design sustainable structures like the hyacinth-inspired skyscraper in Qatar.
2. Construction - Construction companies have the opportunity to implement new building designs and facades like the latticed facade on the hyacinth-inspired skyscraper to mitigate solar heat gain and increase sustainable features.
3. Real Estate - Real estate developers have the opportunity to create hybrid hotel-residential spaces within high-rise buildings in growing urban areas like the space-efficient hyacinth-inspired skyscraper in Qatar.
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