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Zaha Hadid fires back at claims that Qatar stadium like a vagina!


Architect Zaha Hadid fires back at critics who have compared the design of her Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar to a vagina, describing the comments as “embarrassing” and “ridiculous”.

Speaking to TIME magazine, Hadid said: “It’s really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this. What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That’s ridiculous.”

The curved, open roof is meant to evoke the the sail of the dhow, a traditional fishing boat common in Qatar. “Honestly, if a guy had done this project,” she adds, critics would not be making such lewd comparisons.

Earlier this week Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled the design for the stadium, which is one of several new structures that will be built to host soccer matches during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Reference: TIME magazine

1 Comment
  1. QDP says

    So what. Ridiculous assumption for those who haven’t had the opp to actually see a real one. Get a life, please, I think it closely resembles a Vulcan Nobitzqua mushroom.

    In fact, Vulcans are considering copyright infringement charges, but that would mean they’d have to de-cloak first, something they are extremely reluctant to do. Lucky Zaha, that she not on;y has the fortitude, but vision to know what ballers like to watch most, AFTER they partake in the game. Who’d have known! ‘srooms!

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