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.