Zaha Hadid Architects reveals video and additional images for Central Hub masterplan in Sharjah
Zaha Hadid Architects has released new renderings as well as an animation for its Central Hub masterplan, which is part of the overall Aljada development by Arada, in Sharjah.
The full project was revealed earlier this month at the Cityscape show in Dubai, defined by its lush green spaces, water features, as well as ZHA's futuristic concept that reflects the first moment a water droplet strikes the earth's surface. Read full story on Middle East Architect.
This motion is captured through an array of elliptical buildings that are designed to channel prevailing winds into public spaces and courtyards to aid natural cooling during the hot summer months.
Designed to be fully walkable - even in the summer months - the Central Hub comprises of up to 732,000 square feet of freen space, including a landscaped community park that covers a quarter of the complex, housing thousands of specially selected trees and plants.
The Central Hub is planned to be a car-free zone and will include a public square for community gathers such as New Year's Eve and National Day celebrations. The public square will also include a 'showpiece water feature' and food and beverage outlets - all built around a watrefront setting.
Construction on the first phase of the project has already begun and is scheduled for completion by the end of Q1 of 2019, while the entire complex is scheduled to be completed by 2022.