Zaha Hadid Unveils Culture and Art Scheme Designs for Jordan

24 February 2010 (Last Updated February 24th, 2010 18:30)

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled designs for the King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art in Amman, Jordan. The scheme features a 1,600-seat concert theatre, a 400-seat theatre, an educational centre, rehearsal rooms and galleries. The scheme's design has been inspired by

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled designs for the King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art in Amman, Jordan.

The scheme features a 1,600-seat concert theatre, a 400-seat theatre, an educational centre, rehearsal rooms and galleries.

The scheme’s design has been inspired by the city of Petra and features public spaces and a plaza.

The centre will be Jordan’s main venue for theatre, music and dance performance and education, bringing together all members of the community.

The practice won a competition to design the project in 2008, beating Snøhetta, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, Delugan Meissl, Henning Larsens Tegnestue and Kerry Hill Architects.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2012.